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Old 05-05-2008, 04:37 PM   #1
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Just curious if anyone has had luck splitting bines into two that train in a different direction. Just clip the propagating tip?

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Old 05-05-2008, 05:32 PM   #2
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You have to train separate shoots, cutting the tip can easily kill the shoot. If this is your first year, you may only see one per rhizome. Yield depends a lot on the root system.
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actually I was hoping to do it when the bines were about 6' tall later this year. I am no botanist but it would seem that if a bine is hearty enough to be that tall snipping the tip would force the bine to split. In my mind it would have enough transpiration going on and root development at that point to just power through and split.

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The bines only grow at the tip until they start putting out side-arms.
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