I got some roots from a visit to a hop farm in WA State way back about 10 years. I moved around a lot so I gave them to my son-in-law. They are all over his fence...so growing horizontally is possible.
I took a couple of ounces off of his plant the other day. I have them air drying in wicker baskets on the deck.
I'm not concerned if they come out alright or not since I have over 6 lbs of assorted hops in my freezer at the moment.
I planted a root from one of his a couple of months ago along with some German Hallertau. They really haven't taken off all that much. I'm hoping next year will be better.
I'm from Jersey also, Camden, Atlantic City, Ocean,
Manahawkin. I'm in IL for the second time, 87-97, 04 to present.
I lived in NC 3 times. Twice at Bragg and once in Raeford (outside of Bragg) - 73-74, 79-80, 97-99.
Come to think of it...I'll be in Washington State this weekend and most of next week. Maybe I'll pick something up...