Post Number: 11
|Posted on Saturday, October 09, 2004 - 03:27 am: ||
Great thread on "hops per plant" I thought. But I have a question for all you that grow hops. Does a buried vine sprout the next spring?
Post Number: 784
|Posted on Saturday, October 09, 2004 - 01:00 pm: ||
It's not the vines that are buried, it's the rhizomes in the ground. They should send up new shoots next spring after the frost is out of the ground.
Post Number: 509
|Posted on Saturday, October 09, 2004 - 05:57 pm: ||
Supposedly, if you plant a bottom vine underground, and leave it all winter, you can dig it up, cut it, and plant pieces of it to start new plants the next year. This is in the Freshops hop gardening guide at their website.
I have my hops growing adjacent to my vegetable garden. The other day I pulled my tomato and zucchini plants out and rototilled the entire garden--making sure not to bury any stray hop vines. That's the last thing I need, hops sprouting uncontrolled in the veggie garden.
Post Number: 486
|Posted on Sunday, October 10, 2004 - 04:19 pm: ||
That's very interesting. I need to buy their book. Several others have commented on the quality of information contained within. On a side-note, I had a couple of low hanging vines on my a-Female plant that decided to sprout tenacle roots after falling onto the ground this Summer.
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