Yes, hops can even grow through old pieces of carpet. Like any plant that dies back and regrows from the ground, hops are heavy nitrogen feeders. Watering is also critical and not just at the base of the bines. Hops grow a wide mesh of shallow roots in addition to the central crown.
Remember one unassailable statistic, as explained by the late, great George Carlin: "Just think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider!"
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