Winterizing Hop Plants?

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robnog

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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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I just cut mine back and bury them with some dirt. They stay since the weather is no longer favorable...
 

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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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Evets said:
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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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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