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Old 09-21-2013, 09:09 PM   #11
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I have 1st year hops. I had a small harvest from my centennial and no cones on my nuggets.

What should I be doing now to prepare hops for winter and beyond?
Depending on where you live, snow cover can help with preventing winter dessication. If you don't get much snow than I would add some shredded leaves 6-8" thick. Here is a link on preventing crown damage.

http://www.greatlakeshops.com/1/post...nimize-it.html
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Old 09-22-2013, 05:28 PM   #12
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You should read this, but it's NSFW, so be ready for some bad language.

http://www.raginggardeners.com/how-t...b_source=pubv1

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Old 09-23-2013, 10:43 PM   #13
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I live in Michigan. So it sounds like I should trim about a foot or so above the ground, then cover with a good amound of mulch? I will wait until we get a good frost though, I'm sure that will happen soon here.

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Old 09-24-2013, 01:05 AM   #14
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It probably doesn't matter, but there's not much point in leaving a foot of old bine standing as the plant will be right down to grade by Spring, and what you'll be growing next season will have emerged from below grade...

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It probably doesn't matter, but there's not much point in leaving a foot of old bine standing as the plant will be right down to grade by Spring, and what you'll be growing next season will have emerged from below grade...

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Ok thanks, I'll just trim it close to the ground then, and cover it up.
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