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Old 11-11-2013, 07:27 PM   #1
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Default Winterizing hop plants

I had my first year hops planted in 5 gallon buckets and a couple of large tubs. We are reaching freezing nighttime temperatures here in VA now, do I need to take the tubs inside or will they be alright outside? I hope to put them in the ground come spring but might have to wait another year before I have time and space for that.

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Old 11-12-2013, 02:01 AM   #2
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Same boat as your in. I just trimmed then buried them in leaves and pine straw and yard stuff to keep the frost off

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Old 11-12-2013, 02:08 AM   #3
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Hadn't even thought to trim them so you are one step ahead of me.

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Old 11-12-2013, 04:55 AM   #4
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Most people seem to trim them 3-4 inches above the ground, and then cover them in compost.

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I bury my tubs to ground level and compost them just like my actual hop yard hills. In the spring I pull them out let them grow.

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