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Sean Maloney (63.117.196.229)
Posted on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 - 11:33 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

This is my first year attempting to grow hops. I've read somewhere that I should cut down the vines after harvest. Should I wait until winter or do it now?
I also read that I can store the bottom part of the vine I cut off and plant it next year for new vines? Is this true? If so, how should they be stored?
Thanks.
 

Bill Pierce (24.141.63.119)
Posted on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 - 12:52 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Most people let the bines die after the first hard frost and then cut them back. The rhizomes will sprout again in the spring. As for replanting, you can dig up the rhizomes and cut them into several pieces, each of which will sprout when planted. The rhizomes can be dug up in the early spring or this can be done in the fall and they can be stored with some straw in a cool place such as a basement for spring planting.

Hops will grow anywhere there is at least a light winter frost or dormant season. They can be planted as soon as the ground thaws; the young shoots will tolerate light to moderate overnight frosts but not a sustained hard freeze.
 

Walt Fischer (24.221.196.114)
Posted on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 - 02:56 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Here ya go :)
I was asking that same question back here...

http://hbd.org/discus/messages/1/17857.html?1063319292

Walt
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Belly Buster Bob (142.177.110.35)
Posted on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 - 08:00 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I have hop envy
 

Farmer Ian (216.222.78.63)
Posted on Wednesday, September 24, 2003 - 12:39 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

LOL. I was not going to bring that up in this tread BBB.... :)

Ian

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