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Growing Grapes in Texas Jim Kamas Central Texas Gardener

I love Tait Moring's sense ofgardening style. Thanks so much for opening your gates for us. Right now we're going to talk aboutgrowing grapes. One of the hottest topics here in Texas because of all the wineries. We have Jim Kamas with us. It's great to have you back on theprogram. Welcome. Thanks, Tom, I appreciate it. Welcome back to Central Texas Gardener. You've just published a great new bookGrowing Grapes in Texas.

Congratulations on that! Thanks a lot. It took a couple years to get done, but I'm I'm pretty happy with it. Well you know, like I said, it's a hottopic. A lot of people are very interested in growing grapes in their backyard. Maybe one ofthose famous table grapes, like Concord or something like that. Well Concord ispretty tough to grow here. Concord likes acid soils which we don'thave. And it's much more adapted a cooler climates. If you wanted to grow Fredonia or some of the other lebrusca types, they'll work, but

Concord is a pretty tough one to grow here. Ok, well your book is filled with tips aboutvarieties and things like that. Let's focus on that home grower. You know , I know for example I go out to hillcountry every now and again to go to Fredericksburg, places around there. And I see wineries springing up like mushrooms now. And it kinda makes me wanna grow grapeshere in town. What does a home gardner need to know to get startedé Well if you're a homeowner and you want to grow enough vines to produce a little bit of wine

my advice is plant what you like. If you're planting a commercial vineyards we're going to have a very different discussion. But if you like Merlot, plant Merlot. If you like Syrah, plant Syrah. For smallscale, you have no big economicinvestment, so plant what you like and go with that. Yeah okay, that makes sense. In terms of the space needs, the sun,

all those kinds of things, grapes arerather particular and disease prone. Yes. So let's give people an idea of whatthe basics are that they would need to have any kind of success. Sure. Commercially our rows are spaced nine to ten feet apart, but in the backyard if you are maintaining the row centers with alawnmower or something, you can place the rows as close as six feet apart.And you can also go as tight as five to six feet between vines. You can put a lot of vines in arelatively small space.

So small space is OK. When we talk about the rows, we are talking about providing structures on which the the vines can grow and supportthemselves. Yes, a lot of times in California you'll see these free standing vines that are called head pruned vines. They don't do very well here because we need to keep our vines up off the ground because it rains here duringthe summer and they are very disease prone as you mentioned.

Beautiful Christmas Trees at Vals Home Decor Tampa 81636717

Notice something different about the frontof our store latelyé We've turned into a winter wonderland! We have 9 display trees this year! Our firsttree is a spin on the traditional green and red tree. We've added some glitz and glamto make it a little more fun! Our second tree is a very stylish tree, thebrown and leopard tree. This tree has neutral shades of brown, with a pop of leopard print.We have purse, shoe and hat ornaments and leopard print poinsettias all over. Looking to stay in the blue tone, but wantsomething a little differenté We have a peacock

tree this year! Large peacocks and oval featherornaments compliment this tree. Also, check out all those feathers for the topper! Our next tree is our traditional tree. Loadedwith berries and grapevine. This tree is always a customer favorite! This tree has the latest home décortrends added to it, owls, birds and burlap! Who says it can't snow in Floridaé We've gotjust the tree for you if you're missing the winter weather. This tree is filled with snowybirch branches with dangling elegant crystals. Looking to do something different and funthis yearé Check out our fantasy tree! Filled

with bright, hot colors such as green, teal,purple and pink! Our candy cane tree is filled with sweets!We have candy ornaments, and santas covering this red and white tree. It looks like candyland! The elegance trees. The silver and gold trees.These trees are pure glamor. Filled with everything silver or gold, these trees are sure to makea statement in your home!.

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