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New Grower Question
« on: May 18, 2014, 01:46:56 PM »
Just started growing hops this year and my plants are starting to sprout out of the ground. Each plant has sprouted with three "arms." Do I let all of them grow or do I cut some of them and only allow one to grow? If I need to cut them down what is the best way of doing that?

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Re: New Grower Question
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2014, 01:49:38 PM »
let them all grow this year. Maybe next year as well. they are trying to build a strong root system so the more energy they get (leaves) the better. next year or the year after you will want to pick 3 strong bines to train and trim the rest.
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Re: New Grower Question
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2014, 02:13:21 PM »
Ok. Should I add a few extra strings to each pot to allow each to grow?

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Re: New Grower Question
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2014, 03:03:01 PM »
you can train three bines to a string. Latteral growth is where your cone production is going to really happen so about 15 feet up you want to make sure the bines have room to expand horizontally.
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Re: New Grower Question
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2014, 05:03:05 PM »
Ok thanks. I will try that and see how it goes.