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Old 01-11-2008, 06:55 PM   #1
Nov 2006
Bloomington, IN
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It might be a little late but is there anything I need to do (or should have done) to winterize my hop plants? I couldn't find any mention of it in any of the hop growing articles I have seen.

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Old 01-11-2008, 06:56 PM   #2
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I just cut mine back and bury them with some dirt. They stay since the weather is no longer favorable...

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Old 01-11-2008, 07:00 PM   #3
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Cut them off and compost/burn the trimmings.
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Old 01-12-2008, 03:03 AM   #4
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I cut mine off at ground level and pile leaves on top. I rake the leaves off in March when the weather starts to turn.
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Old 01-12-2008, 12:21 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Evets
I cut mine off at ground level and pile leaves on top. I rake the leaves off in March when the weather starts to turn.
+1 I don't know if we read it anywhere. But, it seemed like the right thing to do for swmbo and I.
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Old 01-12-2008, 12:28 PM   #6
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Cutting back and covering is usually standard practice for New England winterization of plants. Having never had hops until now i just treated them like any other plant in the yard.

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