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Offline Kyle

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Planting container hops
« on: October 07, 2011, 09:17:28 AM »
I have 7 containers of hops sitting by my window now. When does the ground usually freeze here? I'll have a backyard as of November 1.

If the ground is too hard, what should I cover the plants with to keep them alive in the winter?
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Re: Planting container hops
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2011, 09:36:26 AM »
Ground'll start freezing near the end of the month to mid november normally.

Burlap. You can get rolls of it from most home-supply stores.

Just stake 3 peices of wood, make a teepee and wrap it, and it'll survive, so long as it's meant to survive in zone 4 conditions for plants...
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Re: Planting container hops
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2011, 08:47:14 PM »
For my in-ground plants, I just cut them completely down to the ground, throw on a couple inches of compost, and that's it...