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Old 06-10-2008, 01:51 AM   #11
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Easy and efficent way to insure a living clone from a rhizome is
to set a small bucket alongside the growing plant-----take one of the
young "runners", and lay it in the bucket with about 4-6" sticking out(tip end).
Cover the curved bine with good soil. Water heavily for about a month.
Only then do you cut the new "clone" from the original hops. It's likely best to
do this after the flowering cycle, but I see no reason not to try this now.
If done this many times with tomatoes, and other water based stalks. We
call it jumping a runner, or propagating.

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Old 06-10-2008, 09:06 PM   #12
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Easy and efficent way to insure a living clone from a rhizome is
to set a small bucket alongside the growing plant-----take one of the
young "runners", and lay it in the bucket with about 4-6" sticking out(tip end).
Cover the curved bine with good soil. Water heavily for about a month.
Only then do you cut the new "clone" from the original hops. It's likely best to
do this after the flowering cycle, but I see no reason not to try this now.
If done this many times with tomatoes, and other water based stalks. We
call it jumping a runner, or propagating.
Oh ok, I thought you meant molesting a marathoner :-)
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Old 06-15-2008, 12:11 PM   #13
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I had to prune my Challenger plant as some of the sidearms were getting crazy. Out of interest I thought I'd plant the trimmings (three of them, between 6 and 12 inches) to see if they'd take. I did that yesterday, and it looks like two of them are already dead. The third one seems to be showing a bit more interest. I'll see how it goes, but I suspect that burying bines that are still attached to the main plant is an easier way to go.

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Old 06-11-2009, 03:05 AM   #14
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Default How to really take a hop cutting

I've done this for three years running. When I find a hops plant on the side of the road, or in a back yard, or whatever, I take a cutting. For easy cuttings, pull a little vine from the ground close to the ground hopefully removing a node, or you can take a sterilized razor and cut at a 45 degree angle and immediately place the cutting in a brown beer bottle filled to the brim.. Leave for about a week, topping off the water. Roots will form. Then you may plant. Or, you could read about this REALLY cool technique on the net, after you find one of those seedy friends of yours, and splice the hop onto a close relative when they're both relatively young. Needless to say, this should make for an interesting plant.

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Old 06-13-2009, 12:06 AM   #15
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has anyone successfully tried to re-root cuttings from hop plants? general consensus is to trim back all but the most vigorous bines for the season.

i am going to try to use a rooting powder/chemical to keep these cuttings alive and create "new" hop plants. i will be sure to keep you guys updated on success/failure of my venture.

i would like to hear from anyone who has had success with this venture in the past. thanks!
All you have to do is dig down in the soil where the shoot is coming up, grab a handful of dirt under the shoot, lift it up and cut the shoot, you should see some roots in the dirt that you pulled up, plant it in some seedling soil dirt ( the dirt with vermiculite ) and water in in good, it will grow, I am 7 for 7 using this method this year, good luck.
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Old 06-13-2009, 12:16 AM   #16
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I hope y'all keep this thread going as I find it very interesting!
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Old 06-13-2009, 08:17 AM   #17
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It does work for the first year.
The root system is weak and usually the next winter might wipe it out.
It's fun to try.
I simply take root cuttings and plant them, they grow well and always grow back the next season"s"

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Old 06-18-2009, 05:40 PM   #18
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For shizzles and grins I thought I'd take a cutting from the hop plant and stick it in the ground. I did this about 2 weeks ago. I was watering the plants and found this. Here's the babies first picture.

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Old 06-18-2009, 05:55 PM   #19
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If you want to try a green cutting I'd take just a 12" growing shoot tip and then remove most of the leaves, leaving maybe one fully expanded leaf - if that. One big reason green cutting fail is they have too many leaves and with no roots, the leaves just can't get enough water. So removing most of the leaves makes a big difference. I'd even be tempted to leave maybe just one small leaf and the tip. A little rooting homrone would be good, and put it in a humid place with lots of indirect sun.
I can testify that I had two cuttings from shoots that I put into the ground (guy took cuttings and put in soil from the spot, into two little beer cups), with the existing soil. The first cutting got totalllly sun-fried the first day. The second one is hanging in there but yeah, it was about 3" down into the ground, if that. Many leaves on the cutting. I might go try another from his plants and strip all leaves except for the very tip.

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We grow hops at our brewery in large containers (20gal). This year I started taking cuttings. 3 weeks ago I took 10 or so cuttings, dipped in rooting hormone, and planted them in peat moss cubes. 2 are VERY strong, 1 is hanging in there, the rest never took root. I took another round of cuttings a few days ago and they seem to be doing solid. I will post more pics as they go. They are mostly Cascade with a few Willamette.

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