Originally Posted by CBBaron
I'll trim the other shoots to keep from getting too much plant matter crowded around the base. Fungus seems to be a problem with hops and a high density of leaves near the ground is going to be breeding ground for and fungus.
You can trim the first two feet of leaves off the bines after they get like 6 feet high. That helps prevent disease as well
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