Fast Growing Vines With Thorns

Home Vineyard Growing Wine Grapes at Home

Hello and welcome to my home vineyard Let's get a lay of the land. As you can see thisis just a simple side yard it's got about 55 feet of space long twentysix feet of space wide we elected to go with twenty twofoot long rows northsouth facing uh. the rows are spaced about five feet apartto give us ample space for the vines to grow

and for us to manage and walk through we are planting about four plants per row to give it plenty of space to spread out and grow for the rows, we used uh. just simple fenceposts these are eightfoot fence post sunk about threefeet deep we tried to go about two feet deep butit wasn't uh. it just simply wasn't stable enough so we went that extra foot for stability

the wire is fourteen gauge wire uh. we elected to go with the verticaltrellising partly because it was easier and partlybecause uh. the north south facing rows, it allow it to get sun at all hours of the day uh. we have a drip irrigation linesran along the bottom we will be using half gallon per hour drips two per plant that allows us to adjust the water

water flow and manage the irrigation a littleeasier than if we used a heavier flow we'll actually be planting syrah grapes because we tend to be in a warmer, drier climateduring the summer doing something like pinot noirwould require greater cooler temperatures. that sort of thing that's our vineyard. We'll be planting the grapes nextweek and we'll come back then.

How to Grow Black Pepper Piper nigrum

Hi, my name is Byron Martin and I'm from Logee's Greenhouses and todaywe're going to be talking about the black pepper, or the pepper ofCommerce or the culinary pepper. And the botanical name of the pepper is Piper nigrum and it is a endemic speciesand native to South India in the lowlands or humid and hottropics. And this is a potted plant that we haveshowing you the fruit green fruit here then this isthe ripening fruit. This is cutting

taken from our mother plant but thisactually shows you the initiation of the flowers so they comeout as a small stem like this flowers form along the buds and then asthe fruit matures it changes to these round green corns and eventually as youcan see here it turns red. And it is at this point that thepeppercorn can be picked and dried for use. The pepper or piper nigrum makes a great container plant for

moderate light areas, east to westwindows. Where they can be grown on the windowsill and preferring temperatures above 60degrees. So, one of the issues that growers or gardeners find with the pepperis that they have on the backsides of their leaves these small little beads that form and we can see here, up on these leaves there's these black spots. This is a question that we getcontinuously

thinking that it's an insect and actuallyit's not it's part of the plant there's an exudate of sugar, a littlebead of sugar that forms on the backsides of the leaves and over time turns black. The sooty moldsor opportunistic molds attack and feed on it. It creates no harmto the plant at all. Another thing about the pepper is that isyearround fruiting so we do have flowers and fruit comingand so there's an endless supply of peppercorns that one can harvest off ofthem. Generally, in the Northeast

we have cooler temperatures and shorterdays so things do slow down a bit but we can pretty much count on thepepper being in fruit and in flower yearroundfor us. And they are a vine they don't climb and tangle over thingsbut they do climb up things and their culture can be either allowed to grow in a basket where they may hang down but then you have to deal with the vine tangling up or they can be staked, and an example of that is a stake here which is kind of pulling the plant together. As in allplants

their is a need for fertilization andpeppers are what we could consider a low to moderate feeder. We generally would recommend fertilization of a balancedfertilizer. That would be a soluble salt that you mixwith water or a granular organic which is top dressed, just sprinkled on the top of the soil. Once a month maybe in a dilute form every two weeks during the growing season. They can havetoo much so

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