How do you thicken up vines?

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How do you thicken up vines?

Post  PeacefulAres on Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:00 pm

I've been having a bit of trouble thickening up the branches on my Virginia creeper plants. I've let them grow all year year. Some of them are over 15 feet long but still maybe 1/8th of an inch thick. Is there a better way of achieving thickness in the branches of vines and other climbers?

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Re: How do you thicken up vines?

Post  JimLewis on Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:04 pm

First, you only dig up old, large plants. Then you prune, prune, prune. If you let them grow long, that's what they'll do. Period.

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Re: How do you thicken up vines?

Post  PeacefulAres on Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:44 pm

JimLewis wrote:First, you only dig up old, large plants.  Then you prune, prune, prune.  If you let them grow long, that's what they'll do.  Period.
Thanks. I have a very large creeper vine as well as a few small ones. I don't want the trunks of the small ones to get bigger, I just want the branches to thicken enough to where they fit the trunk. I'll definitely give your advice a try.

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