Grape Trellis Systems California

Prairie Yard Garden Growing Grapes

(gentle music) Prairie Yard Garden is a production of the University of Minnesota Morris in cooperation with Pioneer Public Television. Closed captioning is provided by Mark and Margaret YackelJuleen in honor of Shalom Hill Farm, a nonprofit rural education retreat center in a beautiful

prairie setting near Windom in southwestern Minnesota. Shalom Hill Farm, shalomhill Did you hear that a new crop is appearing on the prairieé Growing grapes has created an interest among a few individuals who like the challenge of adapting it to our region. Join me on Prairie Yard Garden as we visit a vineyard to learn about the process and challenges

of growing grapes on the prairie. (soft lighthearted music) A new crop has appeared on the prairie: growing grapes And today I have Florian Ledermann with me who's been involved with the process for the last four to five years. Florian welcome to the show and tell me, how did you get interested in growing grapesé ^We got interested actually at the

University of Morris's Horticultural Night. We sat down in a tent and learned that the university just released four new varieties of grapes that are actually coldhardy. And before that, I always kind of figured grapes were the crop that just kind of came up and never really bore and died every winter and died back. So that's what spiked our interest.

And so that very nextspring, we bought five. And they survived and I did a little more research and decided to go with an acre. And a year later, another acre so we ended up with 1,350 vines as a result of that little adventure in Morris. Larry That's interesting. 1,300 vines, how long does it take you

to put all those in the groundé Florian We used family labor. (Florian laughs) So we had, it took us, I think probably when we were planting, it took us about threedays to put one acre in. That would be for the planting. The posts and the trellis system and everything

Best supports for your tomato plants CagesTrellisStakes reviewed

Hello friends! In today's tutorial we're gonna see A few tomato cages or tomato supports That you can easily buy from your local gardenstores or online The most common tomato cage that youwill find Is the one that's made from galvanizedsteel that you see here Now with these tomato cages you mightwant to use some additional support

Like this stake here which you can tie tothe tomato cage An that's especially true if you're in a highwindy area Where these cages might fall And make sure you get the onesthat has four prongs at the bottom Now a lot of people get the oneswith three prongs And then there's think that it's veryflimsy or it falls off So make sure that you buy the sturdier one So here are these cages supporting fullygrown tomato plants

And as you can see here the tomato plantshave been very wellcontained in these tomato cages Again these are the ones with the fourprongs the sturdier galvanize tomato cages And the cages are very cheap If you buy them locally So the next step of tomato cage we'regonna see today is called The Ultomato cage And firstly it might look similar to the

The green takes that you use tosupport your tomato plants But there is a difference This kit comes with something called the stakearms The steak arms basically keep all these stakestogether So it's much more compact and much more wellcontainedthan just using the stakes alone So once you unpack everything there are threestakes Basically what you do is you make sure thatthe arms Attach to each and every stake adjacent toit

Just like that It might take a few tries for you to figureout the distance in the beginning But I've seen that it fits it really wellin this 16inch wide container And the stake arms can be put at any height it goes all the way up to the height of thestake So as you can see here

And you can also position it according tothe plant that you're growing So if your plant is growing a lot in one direction You can add additional state stake arms inthat direction This is a MarGlobe tomato plant produceshuge tomatoes A Determinate tomato that we've been growingin this container And I would like to show you this is howit looks like when we started using it And now let's look at what happened oncethe plant grows up It can support a lot of these big tomatoes

Tatura Trellis System

Hello, My name is Brent Jackson and I farm apples. These are our Gala apples, this apple orchard is about 6 years old, and its on a Tatura trellis system. The Tatura trellis system is basically a quot;Vquot;. It has support wires on each side and we grow the apple scaffolds up that wire and the wire supports the crop. So as the apple tree grows up the wires, we'll tie the scaffolds and the side scaffolds or the arms out to each wire

and that will that trellis will support the fruiting arms for the remainder of the life of the tree. So this is what it looks like, we'll go and look at a younger orchard. This particular block is about 6 months old, there's three wires, and as these trees grow, we'll tape the main leader to the wire for support. Off the main leader we'll have branches that will come up and also train onto this system, and these will be our fruiting structures

here our fruiting arms the arms that grow out here. Again, this is 6 or 7 months old and we hope to be at the top wire by the end of the year. Each one of these buds puts out about 5 blooms, here you can seem some old blooms from the previous year that didn't set a crop. But each bud right here will put out 5 blossoms this little bud here and out of these 5 blossoms we only want

to have one fruit. And we'll put one apple about every six inches. So we'll have an apple hanging here next year, and another apple hanging here, and another one out on the end. So this little section will have about three apples on it.

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