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Old 04-16-2013, 05:49 PM   #1
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Default Did I make a mistake?

So because the rhizomes were so cheap, and i know that they can fail i got 2x of the 3 types of rhizomes i wanted.

I basically planted the 2 rhizomes horizontally a few inches away from eachother in the mound...each of the 3 types is 6' apart which im not worried about.

But did i potentially stunt/inhibit my rhizomes from growing by planting 2 rhizomes so close together?
They are starting to pop up now, so i know they are growing...just curious!


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Old 04-16-2013, 06:50 PM   #2
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It won't hurt them, but there is also no benefit. If you have more room, go ahead and dig up/ move one of each set to a new location.


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Old 04-16-2013, 07:19 PM   #3
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It won't hurt them, but there is also no benefit. If you have more room, go ahead and dig up/ move one of each set to a new location.
Yea there is no other room, with the rhizomes only being a few bucks each locally i figured i'd plant 2 of each...that way at least one of each takes off and one of my types doesn't take off and is a year behind after replanting next year.
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Yo should be fine. Just train 2-4 bines up your twine and cut the rest back.
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How many twine runs per plant? Ive seen a lot of singles, ive also seen people running 2-3 twines for sets of bines from the same crown...
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How many twine runs per plant? Ive seen a lot of singles, ive also seen people running 2-3 twines for sets of bines from the same crown...
If you have the room, a pair of slightly "veed" drops per crown with a pair of bines trained on each works pretty well...

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On first year do not cut back growth. It is all there is and you need to establish root growth. In planting new commercial hop yards we routinely put 3 to 6 rhizomes in every hill


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