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Old 06-06-2008, 03:29 AM   #1
Oct 2007
Northern NJ, USA
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So I gave a buddy one of my planted rhizomes, and it's doing better than the ones I kept. We notice that they are starting to get "Arms" (As I've seen them referred to around here). Do people try to train these branchy arms To anything? Do people typically let them grow independently of any support? Do we take no course of action?
I've done nothing, because personally- Mine are just a few inches and my tallest plant can't be over 10 feet. But his seems to be fairing better-
We'd love to hear what- if anything- people do regarding these "Arms".

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Old 06-06-2008, 03:37 AM   #2

Do nothing. Mine are bushy and at 23 ft right now. Never trained a single bine.

This is back from the 18th of May. Had to extend the pole today!!!
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Old 06-06-2008, 01:39 PM   #3
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Jul 2007
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Amazing how different locations vary in how soon they take off. In southern Michigan mine are only about 18" tall and just started to wrap around the arbor thing they are going to grow on for this year. You guys down south have full grown hops already!!
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THey change to often to keep up with the Sig.

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Old 06-06-2008, 02:09 PM   #4
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Let the side-arms dangle. They'll stop at 6-40" depending on the hop type.
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Old 06-10-2008, 03:23 PM   #5
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I started training the arms at the bottom to keep them off the ground, but I'm going to stop now as they get taller.

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