This was my first year growing hops and I'm looking forward to my second year. I grew in planters/pots because I wasn't sure where I'd locate everything next year.
I trimmed back the bines recently and when I went to move the pots, I realized the roots broke through and rooted themselves into the soil below.
I'm excited for the larger yield of second-year hops. What would be the result of trimming the roots at the bottom of the pots? I'd assume the crown in the pot is strong enough to survive the winter, but even better: can I get two healthy crowns for each of these?-- one in the pot and one below? If so, that would be awesome!