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Old 04-26-2013, 06:42 PM   #1
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I have planted a few different varieties of hops in buckets to get a jump start on the season. They started out as hop plugs. After planting all of them at the same time, they all seem to be growing at the same rate, looking great except for one "shoot"?. This one shoot has grown about three feet in the last ten days while the others are just two to three inches high? Should i trim this crazy shoot or is it fine?

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Old 04-26-2013, 07:28 PM   #2
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If you leave it alone it will be fine. If you trim it off two growth heads will emerge from the last set of leaves, once again ok. So choose what you want one bine or more?

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Old 04-26-2013, 07:34 PM   #3
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If i decide to cut were should i cut it

 
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Old 04-26-2013, 07:50 PM   #4
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cut maybe 1/4 about the next leaf nodes, then at that point the bine will split into two growth tips.

 
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:08 PM   #5
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how many bins do you usually train to the trelous per plant?

 
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Old 04-26-2013, 11:34 PM   #6
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Do we have another hop growers with advice?

 
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Old 04-26-2013, 11:39 PM   #7
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For the first year, let them all grow. They will build up reserves and strength. For subsequent years, you can trim them to just three bines if you want to maximize your harvest.
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Old 04-27-2013, 01:32 PM   #8
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cut maybe 1/4 about the next leaf nodes, then at that point the bine will split into two growth tips.
I had to cut mine as well for other reasons but with the same purpose. Following the advise of some of the guys here, I did cut leaving at least a foot long with leaves just in case it had no more reserves in the root system. The plants stayed shy for a couple of weeks and they started to show the two tips. Heard that one of the splits will be leader and will grow faster than the other. Cutting back also seemed to have stimulated the shooting more bines at the base. As they are first year i plan to leave them grow all.

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