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Moving my hops at the beginning of the growing season

I am moving across country and I’d like to take my 4th year hops with me. I’ve got two plants in large pots for ease of transport. My concern is that they have already grown 3-4 feet this season. I’m not sure if I should cut them to the top of the soil and just write this year off as a loss or if there is any better way of doing it. Does anyone know what the best way of moving potted hop plants in the beginning to middle of the growing season would be?

The sooner you move the better. Whenever that time comes you can cut everything back to the crown and relocate. The growth up until you move will allow the plant to make some food for itself to help offset what it’s used from the crown/roots. I would think that if you could put it in the ground when you relocate your chances for success will be much greater than trying to keep it confined to a container. Have never done this but just some thoughts.

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