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Old 05-28-2009, 01:33 AM   #1
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I could not bring myself to throw away the baby bines this spring so I started an experiment. I took two, dunked the base 2-3" in rooting hormone, and stuck them in potting soil. I also took two and simply plopped in a cup of water.

The two with hormone in potting soil are still alive. One has grown about 3 inches and sent out two new little pairs of leaves. The other seems to be slowly withering away though I will not count it out. There are some tiny bright green leaves at the base but the tip of the bine is dying so it could go either way.

After several weeks the two bines in the water are suffering. Every storm we get blows them out so it's not a fair fight. One disappeared during the night and I found the other lying on the ground. I dunked it in rooting hormone and stuck it back in the water. A week later it appears there might be some root buds forming.

 
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Old 05-28-2009, 02:41 AM   #2
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I could not bring myself to throw away the baby bines this spring so I started an experiment. I took two, dunked the base 2-3" in rooting hormone, and stuck them in potting soil. I also took two and simply plopped in a cup of water.

The two with hormone in potting soil are still alive. One has grown about 3 inches and sent out two new little pairs of leaves. The other seems to be slowly withering away though I will not count it out. There are some tiny bright green leaves at the base but the tip of the bine is dying so it could go either way.

After several weeks the two bines in the water are suffering. Every storm we get blows them out so it's not a fair fight. One disappeared during the night and I found the other lying on the ground. I dunked it in rooting hormone and stuck it back in the water. A week later it appears there might be some root buds forming.
That sounds promising that they are forming root buds, I am very interested in the end results, I will be keeping an eye on this thread. The shoots I told you about that I cut are growing now Pilotdane, they have added about 6 sets of leaves already, it was a tossup for a few days, then they seemed to take off, It seems to be a great way to start new plants, although it is still too early to tell for sure, I will keep you posted in the next few weeks, all of the second year plants are doing really well, hop cones are getting large now, I will be harvesting some of them in a couple weeks I think, good luck on the propogation and Ill be looking forward to your results.

 
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Old 05-28-2009, 03:11 AM   #3
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From my experience hops are pretty easy to propigate. I trimmed off the lower 2' of sidearms from my plants last year because I read something about that helping keep pests off of the plants. Anyway I stripped them of leaves from the lower 3" or so, poked my finger into the dirt, stuck them in, and packed the dirt around. About half of the, rooted and started to grow fairly well (6-10'). About half of those actually survived the winter and are doing quite well now.

Good luck with yours.

 
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Old 05-28-2009, 03:17 AM   #4
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This is great news. Any pictures, and how did you cut them? Were they leaf cuttings of the actual bine? If bines were they the whole bine or segments of the same?
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Old 05-28-2009, 04:27 AM   #5
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Would this follow along the same lines of canes from grape vines?

 
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Old 05-28-2009, 09:43 AM   #6
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I put one of my cuttings, 6 inches long or so, in a glass of water indoors, and after a couple of weeks it had sprouted roots. Put it in a small pot, and it's still alive. The tip withered away, but now it's got 12 inches or so of side arms and lots of new leaves.

 
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Old 05-28-2009, 12:25 PM   #7
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My cuttings were extra bines coming out of the ground. The longest was about 12" and the shortest 4". Since my plants are first year I kept three bines and trimmed the rest flush with the ground. I cut off any leaves from the bottom 4", dipped them in rooting hormone powder, and planted them in potting soil. I then kept the plant out of the hot mid day sun and the soil very wet for the first two weeks. For the first week the bine would droop if the soil dried just a little so I kept the potting soil saturated. Then I started giving it full sun and backed off to keeping the soil well watered but not saturated for a week or more and now I am backing off to a more normal watering schedule.

 
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Old 05-28-2009, 12:48 PM   #8
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I took some cutting and just buried all but a few inches leaving the tip exposed. Of the 3 I have done so far, 2 seem to be continuing to live after 2 weeks. No new growth but they do have nice green leaves.
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Old 05-28-2009, 01:15 PM   #9
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I'm experimenting right now with the extra bines the plant sends up. Since I'm only keeping 6 bines usually, if another comes up I'll pull it out, this seems to actually disconnect it further undrground and it comes up with a few roots. I stuck one of these in a glass of water on the window sill and it has been going good for a week and has grown 3-4 inches. I'm just out of places to plant.

I may start playing "Johnny Appleseed" and go around to vacant areas and plant hops near trees/poles and see what happens.
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Old 05-28-2009, 01:20 PM   #10
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This spring I just stuck a spade in at the side of last years hops and cut out a chunk of the roots. Last year's hops are doing great, despite the "surgery". The new ones from the old roots are at about 12 feet, although still a little skinny, they look better than last year's that were planted as rhizomes.

 
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