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.
Growing Tomatoes In Containers Best Tips Advice
So its tomato growing time of the yearAnd in today's tutorial we will see how to grow great tomatoes in containers So if you've been growing tomatoes in containers, you know there can be a lot of issues to dealwith In today's tutorial we will see how to deal withsome of these issues And we will see two varieties of tomatoestoday The first one is the Heinz Super Roma Tomato And the other variety we will be seeing is
The Ace 55 Hybrid Tomato A nice determinate variety of tomato And that brings us to our first tip Grow determinate varieties in containers When growing in containers you're restrictedwith size So make sure you choose determinate varieties which don't grow like crazyAnd still produce a lot of tomatoes And do well with minimal staking
When choosing the soil to use for your tomato plants Use a Potting Mix and not Potting Soil Potting Mixes are usually more expensive butthey are well worth the money Because they contain good ingredients thatyour tomato plants will love So do not use potting soil, using pottingmixes Even determinate plants need staking So make sure you stake your tomato plants very well You can use tomato cages, rebars, garden
stakes, twinesJust make sure they are staked One of the most common complaints of growing tomatoes in containers Is that they get Blossom End Rot or BER And I'm going to tell you how to fix this very easily The reason why tomatoes get BER is because of lack of Calcium and irregular watering So make sure you enrich the soil with Gypsum which is Garden Lime
And add a little bit of peat moss to neutralize the Lime Gypsum or Garden Lime contains Calcium And also make sure you keep your tomato plantwell watered using a drip irrigation system When using fertilizers remember that whenyour plants are young You need more leaves and foliage So make sure you use a high Nitrogen or a balanced fertilizer so that you get good growthand a good start for your tomato plants As the plant grows and starts producing flowers
You need to stop giving high Nitrogen fertilizers to your tomato plants And start using a lowNitrogen, High phosphorus, potassium fertilizer And also make sure you keep adding Calcium usingGarden Lime or Tomato fertilizers that contain Calcium You do not want to use a high Nitrogen fertilizer when the plant is floweringThis is a common mistake To make sure you get the maximum yield fromyour tomato plants, you need to make sure that each and every flower gets convertedinto tomato Well if not all at least most of themAnd as you can see we have a lot of tomatoes
How Can There Be Seedless Grapes
Hi, I'm Josh Clark. And I'm wondering have youever been to a grocery store, picked up some seedlessgrapes, eaten them, and then just stopped dead inyour tracks and thought, wait a minute, how can somethingthat needs seeds to reproduce be seedless. These grapesshouldn't even exist.
I mean, yes these seedlessgrapes can be here. But what about its childrené I'm here to answer thisexistential question for you. It turns out that mostof the fruit we eat are clones of other fruit. Most fruits is propagatedincluding seedless grapes, through cuttings. So they don't needto have seeds.
Rather than following thetraditional angiosperm method of reproduction, whichmeans producing seeds, and fruit to cover those things. So to produce a newbunch of seedless grapes, a whole new plant, you take acutting from an existing vine. You dip that cuttingin rooting hormone. And you put that cutting in alittle bit of nice warm soil. A little moisture andyou've got a new vine
that's going to producemore seedless grapes. They never have to produceseeds because they never have to reproduce. But where do the seedlessgrapes come from to begin withé Turns out somewherealong the line, somebody noticed some grapesthat didn't produce seeds well. And said, hey, thisis a genetic defect that I could really cash in on.
Let me just keeppropagating this one grape. So all the seedless grapestoday are descendants of clones of that originalfreak of nature seedless grape. Which you can thank the guywho figured that one out. And one last thing, theseedless grapes you eat actually do have seeds in them. They have thebeginning of seeds that due to that genetic mutationwe talked about, never
form the hard outershell, which means you never choke on a grape seed. You can thank that guy, whoeverhis name is, he was a good guy. If you like thistutorial, you're going to love all the tutorialson this YouTube channel. You can go ahead and subscribe. Maybe leave a nicelittle comment and just watchtutorials all day long.