I’ve also heard it can be hard to get actual cuttings to take - so good job you!I picked my best 2 off-cuts and used some rooting formula my partner got for her shrubs, and they also seem to be doing very well, one now looks as big as the main plant when I first got it last August.
I didn't think it would work as I previously heard you had to split the rhizome to get multiple plants.
I find it a bit odd they say to literally just stick a cutting into dirt. I used "Maxicrop Take Root" root growth stimulant. Brown stuff, horrible to get on clothes but everything we've used with it has been growing nicely.
But it’s not a cutting that’s being stuck in soil, it’s a middle portion of the shoot, stripped of foliage, while still attached to the main root stock. It is only severed from the main plant at the end of the season once the portion beneath the soil has had a chance to develop its own rhizome. It took me a couple of reads to figure out what they were doing!I find it a bit odd they say to literally just stick a cutting into dirt. I used "Maxicrop Take Root" root growth stimulant. Brown stuff, horrible to get on clothes but everything we've used with it has been growing nicely.
Looking good! So is this your first year with a crop?Year 2 for my fuggles and Centenial hops. Didn’t end up with any last year as both plants suffered a severe infestation of red spider mite. Been spraying regularly this year with an organic deterrent and they seem to be performing a lot better. Fingers crossed.
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