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Old 12-10-2008, 11:52 AM   #1
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Hi Guy I was wondering if you could grow hops from a cutting


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Old 12-10-2008, 02:25 PM   #2
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It might work. Most of the time hops are grown from root cuttings called rhizomes. Also, if a bine is buried after harvest, roots will form.


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Old 12-16-2008, 02:07 PM   #3
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Yep the bines root easily when buried (still attached to the plant)--and sometimes when just touching the ground.
Have seen bines cut from plant after harvesting cones--near ground level--and stuck in a pot just continue to stay green and eventually, apparently, growing roots.

Also have seen cuttings in water root--but only about 1 out of 10 or more will root--dunno why/which ones, seems to be just a hit and/or miss thing.

 
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Old 12-16-2008, 02:24 PM   #4
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You can grow hop plants from cuttings, though I believe splitting rhizomes is more common because it's much easier to get a viable plant that way. I tried taking cuttings from my hop plants this year and it was very hard keeping them alive long enough for them to take root. Of the 12 cuttings I tried only one survived.
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Old 12-16-2008, 03:13 PM   #5
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You can grow hop plants from cuttings, though I believe splitting rhizomes is more common because it's much easier to get a viable plant that way. I tried taking cuttings from my hop plants this year and it was very hard keeping them alive long enough for them to take root. Of the 12 cuttings I tried only one survived.
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Only one out of 12 sounds about right!

Rhizomes are about the only practical way to go--but then they're only available to buyers in March.

I guess anyone interested would otherwise consider other means of propagating just due to the general non-availability of rhizomes the rest of the year.

 
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Old 12-16-2008, 05:06 PM   #6
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You would probably have the best results by layering (pegging sections the bines under soil in pots) or by cuttings using an aeroponic propagator with a rooting solution and ph adjusted water. It sounds fancy but you can get the parts to make one at Wal-Mart for about 20$

 
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Old 12-17-2008, 08:33 AM   #7
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One of my cascade rhizomes was apparently dead. After I realized this and my other cascade was several feet tall I took some cuttings from it and buried the first 10 inches or so, leaving just a few inches sticking out of the ground. After a long time they finally started to grow. They only grew to a total of 18 inches or so before the winter hit, though. I guess I'll find out in the spring if they put down enough roots to survive. From what I understand, I was lucky to have both live and grow.
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Old 04-18-2011, 03:02 PM   #8
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One of my cascade rhizomes was apparently dead. After I realized this and my other cascade was several feet tall I took some cuttings from it and buried the first 10 inches or so, leaving just a few inches sticking out of the ground. After a long time they finally started to grow. They only grew to a total of 18 inches or so before the winter hit, though. I guess I'll find out in the spring if they put down enough roots to survive. From what I understand, I was lucky to have both live and grow.
So...what happened?
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Old 04-18-2011, 05:44 PM   #9
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I have grown from cuttings and unless you have the black thumb of death they grow very well.

 
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Old 04-18-2011, 07:18 PM   #10
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I've never cut one, but I've buried a runner a few times and it will grow roots and sprout where each leaf section is. Just dig a 1-2" deep furrow and lay the bine down in it and cover.



 
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