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Old 11-20-2010, 05:05 PM   #11
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My Cascades died off and then came back as well. They have done that for the three years that I have had them, so it may just be a California thing. Mine are just starting to die off again as its been colder and is starting to rain some more.
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Old 11-27-2010, 12:36 PM   #12
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Hopefully this isn't too old of a thread to dig up.

I went to cut my (first year) hops flush the other day, and found new growth near the ground; the bines are starting to bud new offshoots. I'm wondering if that's a California thing and they won't go dormant because of the relatively high temperatures. For those in California, do you find that the hops don't go dormant like in other areas? What do you find works for you?

Also, what do you all do about ground moisture during dormancy? a) not worry, b) keep it moist, or c) water it like you do the rest of the year.

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All of my crowns have some sort of new growth on them. Being in Sacramento we get enough rain where I don't have to water till next season.
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Old 12-08-2010, 06:35 PM   #13
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It's been a bit warmer than usual here in Colorado and after finally getting around to cutting back my dead bines (they'd been yellow/browning for only a couple of weeks) down to the soil in the 7.5 gallon containers, I noticed some new budding a few inches in length on one of the plants.

When you say yours have done this for a couple years in a row, JarrodH, are you saying you just let it happen and hope it gets cold enough to "re-instate" dormancy (or does the bines dying off not actually signal a start of dormancy?)?

Or do you clip the buds before they get any bright ideas and start getting unruly?

The soil is almost bone-dry and it does get near/below freezing at night, so I'm a little surprised at these being so persistent to stay "awake".
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Old 12-10-2010, 02:17 AM   #14
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Last year was my first year in ground i just put about 1" of leaves over where the hops were after i trimmed them back to the ground when they turned brown and died back. We had one of the coldest winters in Kansas City in 15 years and this spring they were just flying out of the ground!
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Old 12-10-2010, 11:17 PM   #15
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It's been a bit warmer than usual here in Colorado and after finally getting around to cutting back my dead bines (they'd been yellow/browning for only a couple of weeks) down to the soil in the 7.5 gallon containers, I noticed some new budding a few inches in length on one of the plants.

When you say yours have done this for a couple years in a row, JarrodH, are you saying you just let it happen and hope it gets cold enough to "re-instate" dormancy (or does the bines dying off not actually signal a start of dormancy?)?

Or do you clip the buds before they get any bright ideas and start getting unruly?

The soil is almost bone-dry and it does get near/below freezing at night, so I'm a little surprised at these being so persistent to stay "awake".
What has happened in my situation is that the hop plant starts growing again at the bottom for about 3-5 weeks and then dies again. (Usually when it gets colder) I then trim everything and prepare the hops for winter.
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Old 12-11-2010, 02:40 AM   #16
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If your ground is not frozen yet i would suggest to water atleast 2 times a month especially if its BONE DRY...
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It's been a bit warmer than usual here in Colorado and after finally getting around to cutting back my dead bines (they'd been yellow/browning for only a couple of weeks) down to the soil in the 7.5 gallon containers, I noticed some new budding a few inches in length on one of the plants.

When you say yours have done this for a couple years in a row, JarrodH, are you saying you just let it happen and hope it gets cold enough to "re-instate" dormancy (or does the bines dying off not actually signal a start of dormancy?)?

Or do you clip the buds before they get any bright ideas and start getting unruly?

The soil is almost bone-dry and it does get near/below freezing at night, so I'm a little surprised at these being so persistent to stay "awake".
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Old 12-30-2010, 04:24 AM   #17
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So far I've never Mulched mine and they come back ok
Last year I didnt cut them back till way late but seemed ok
I forgot to cut them back much this year its been really cold
Hopefully they will be ok
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Would this apply to Tennessee climate.

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Cut mine back to the ground a week ago and actually trimmed the roots that were working their way into the adjoining mounds. I then put a thick layer of straw and rabbit manure over each rhizome. I saw a few small green buds but just mulched it will look forward to spring.
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