So yesterday I harvested my first year plants. I didn't get a lot, since they were first years, but ended up with about 7 oz. off the bines. These were all from 2 Cascades. My 2 Goldings didn't give anything worth harvesting, but they grew, so that's a plus.
After the harvest I let the bines sag to the ground, figuring nature will take its course and return them to the soil. However, do I need to cut them off at the base, or will they wither while still connected to the rhizome below the soil?
Just looking for some of that HBT expert advice, so that they're ready to head into Winter.