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Old 03-27-2011, 09:55 PM   #1
Dec 2009
Minneapolis MN
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Ok, so I got lazy last fall and never cut back the vines on my hop plants. It's slowly getting warmer here so I'm thinking I should cut them back, but it's still in the low 30's up here in MN, when should I start fertilizing & watering them to get them going again. I'm guessing when it starts getting warmer, but I am curious how warm it should be?

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Old 03-27-2011, 10:01 PM   #2
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well you really don't want them to dry out even when they are dormant. You can clear out the old bines now. It's a good idea to do it before there is any new growth to complicate the task.

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Old 03-27-2011, 11:42 PM   #3
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No water now but you can top dress w compost.Do not need to wateruntil may

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Old 04-03-2011, 11:25 PM   #4
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Hopfarmer, I take it then much work isn't needed now, just some compost and clearning off debris from the winter?
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