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Jeff Miller
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Username: Zeke

Post Number: 11
Registered: 05-2003
Posted on Saturday, October 09, 2004 - 03:27 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

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?
 

Bill Pierce
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Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 784
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Saturday, October 09, 2004 - 01:00 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

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.
 

Dave Witt
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Username: Davew

Post Number: 509
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Saturday, October 09, 2004 - 05:57 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

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.
 

Jeffery Swearengin
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Username: Beertracker

Post Number: 486
Registered: 03-2002
Posted on Sunday, October 10, 2004 - 04:19 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

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.
CHEERS! Beertracker

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