I want to grow a couple of hop bines this year. Most of the online brew supply places say they ship in late March / early April. I have a feeling I'll still have snow on the ground around that time. Here in Western PA we typically plant our gardens in early May. Last year it was mid-late may before the last frost hit and I could get my veggies in the ground.
If I order hop rhizomes and they arrive in early April, how should I store them? Should I get them in the ground as soon as they arrive, like transplanting a dormant shrub? Or should I store them in paper bags in the basement like tulip bulbs?