Hi, I'm Tricia, and organic gardener. Grapes are a beautiful edible landscapeplant, as well as producing delicious fruit. Today I'm going to plant a new grapevine. If you're not ready to plant your grapesas soon as they arrive, that's ok, you can heel them in. You can either dig a shallow trench, put the grape vines in and cover the roots with soil, or you can do like I've done and put the roots in a bucket, cover them with soil and protect themwith a little bit of straw.
Grapes are tolerant of a wide variety of soils, but it is important to check with your Master Gardener or local ag extension to find out what varieties will do best in your climate. Your site selection should be in fullsun with a southern exposure, away from trees. And avoid depressions where cool air can collect. Ideally, preparation for planting yourgrapes will start the year before with a soil test and an appropriate cover crop. Grapes like moderate fertilityand a pH of about 5.5 7. In most climates you can plant grapes in late winter or early spring.
For northern climates you might want towait until a little bit later in the spring. Just dig a hole the same size as theroots and don't add any fertilizer. You don't want to get more leaves than fruit! Soak the roots of your grapevine forabout 2 to 3 hours before planting, and then you can prune off any damaged roots. But it's important to leave as much of the root system as possible. Make sure that the roots are loose andnot clumped together. The hole should be deep enough to plantthe vine to the same level it was planted before,
with a few inches of soilover the longest roots. Gently back fill the soil with thetopsoil first. And if it hasn't rained recently make sure and give your plant some water. You want to train your newly plantedlittle grapevine to grow into a big grapevine with a straight single trunk reaching the trellis. In order to do that we're going to prune this plant so that it has one straightish cane. By the second year you need some kind of a support system. This two wire support system is very common and easy to build.
To train your grapevine to grow straight upto the trellising, you may need to do a temporary supportlike bamboo and then just tie it togetherwith a little twine or some tape. These are flame grapes, so I'll betraining them to a bilateral cordon. That is I want a nice straight trunk. And then I'll choose two buds that will be trained into big, permanent branches on either side of the trunk. It's really important to tag your plants.I use these permanent zinc plant tags
its really important to know what variety you have so that you can prune appropriately. Whether you have a big vineyard or you'vejust planted a few grape vines, grapes will benefit from cover cropping. So get ready for winter pruning,and Grow Organic for Life!.
HARVESTING RAISINS IN THE SWARTLAND ALL OF THE ABOVE
We are going to harvest raisins still on the vines In fact I would love to find out if I can identify the grape variety just out of curiosity maybe I can identify some tasting notes while they are raisins but i doubt it
ahora vamos a cosechar pasas de uva I am going to tell you something very important: the fact that you had a bad harvest and that we are here harvesting together after 26 years pasas de uva creo que es muy significativo creo que es muy significativo! we have to do a late harvest!
cosecha tardia Billy! tenes mucho hagamos el primer cosecha tardia ! me prestas un pocoé we don't have enough for a late harvest é cosecha tardia 5 botellas dale ! you cant even get one out of this seria feliz ! imaginate. que significativo
readyé you know I tasted a slight acidity we'll pray for Viognier Raisins correct me if I'm wrong: the sugar content in the Viognier is higheré the viognier is like thaté no not really so wtf am I talking abouté
what I like about the viognier is La Fragancia and it has acidity righté not so much as semillon righté no well i know something .! I have faith and I believe in Love I have faith and I believe in Love searching for a bunch of dried viognier
one bunch. viognier raisins. I've seen nothing we are looking for viognier raisins and nothing you stay calm we'll give you water soon and you! you know whaté
Backyard Hop Vines Grown Organically 1st Year
Hey there everybody how's it goingé It's Danfrom plantabundance . I just wanted to give you guys a quick update onmy first year hop vines I got growing here in the urban backyard food forest. The hop,known by it's botanical name, 'Humulus lupulus', is a hardy perennial plant which producesannual vines that can grow upwards of 25 ft. in a single season. Under preferable growingconditions similar to those of grapes, you can expect to harvest anywhere from 12 to2 lbs. of dried flowers per plant. The hop varieties that I'm growing here are; 'Nugget','Chinook', 'Willamette' 'Cascade'. they're all midseason varieties that should be attheir peak readiness between August and September.
I ordered these hop rhizomes on a presalefrom TymeGarden and my order arrived right on time in early spring ready for plantingso I would highly recommend that you give them a try if your looking to grow some hops.So this year I will be drying and storing these hops to be used in some future homebrewrecipes and I am really exited about having some nice organic, fresh locally grown hopsto add to my homebrew. so that's the update for today, stay tuned I'll be making anothertutorial shortly showing the harvest of these guys and how I go about drying them out andgetting them ready for storage. Alright everybody, I hope your having a great day planting abundancein your life. I'll be talking to you soon.