Hi all, first time poster, long time reader.
I've got a first year Nugget in a 5 gal bucket (btw, use something bigger if you're doing hops in containers post-first year, mine seemed to crap out/become root bound at like 9 feet tall or so) that I am wondering what to do with about the coming winter...
I've got space in the basement for it, no problem, but without frost, won't the thing try to sprout again?
How cold should it get before I worry about taking it in? Planting it in the ground is not an option at this point. I'm in the Boston area, it gets cold for a long time here. Had frost last night, actually.
FWIW, next year, the thing's going in a half whiskey barrel. 5 gal buckets are good for 1st year root development, it seems, but I'll never get a good yield from a container that size.