I recently purchased 6 hop plants (female, about 6" tall). I got 2x Cascade, 2x Mount Hood and 2x Hallertauer. Where I live in Canada we will still be having frost conditions as late as May 24 so I was wondering what I should be doing with these plants?
Should I put them in larger pots and run them with fluorescent lights on them until I can put them outside? If so how long should the lights be on per day?
Should I cut the bines off at the ground and try to make the plants focus on developing a root structure instead of a bine? My buddy thinks this is a better approach but I haven't found any posts here dealing with growing hops from anything but rhizomes.
Thanks for the help in advance!