- Jan 16, 2016
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I have read several articles about “winterizing” hops and still find myself confused about the best approach to doing so. I am wondering how far to cut the hops back and exactly when to do so? As expected I did not yield any actual hops this year and do not anticipate that I will given that I live in the north east and we have already hit 30’s over night. However, I also do not want to cut the hop bines to early.. if there is such a thing. When should they be cut? Lastly, I want to ensure that the roots do not die off over the winter and am wondering how to prepare the soil for the snow to come. I have read to cover with a mound good soil, hay, or tarps… Are any of these options more or less successful? TIA for any tips! I love gardening and growing hops has been great. Now I just want to keep them going!