Grape Vines Clip Art

Growing Grapes

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!.

The Most Astounding Fact Neil deGrasse Tyson

What is the most astounding fact you can share with us about the Universeé The most astounding fact is the knowledge that the atoms that comprise life on Earth the atoms that make up the human body are traceable to the crucibles that cooked light elements into heavy elements in their core under extreme temperatures and pressures

These stars, the high mass ones among them went unstable in their later years they collapsed and then exploded scattering their enriched guts across the galaxy guts made of carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and all the fundamental ingredients of life itself These ingredients become part of gas clouds that condense, collapse, form the next generation of solar systems stars with orbiting planets, and those planets now have the ingredients for life itself

So that when I look up at the night sky and I know that yes, we are part of this universe we are in this universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts is that the Universe is in us. When I reflect on that fact, I look up many people feel small because they're small and the Universe is big but I feel big, because my atoms came from those stars. There's a level of connectivity.

That's really what you want in life, you want to feel connected, you want to feel relevant you want to feel like a participant in the goings on of activities and events around you That's precisely what we are, just by being alive. Subtitles by the Amara community.

Why I Hate Religion But Love Jesus Spoken Word

What if I told you, Jesus came to abolishreligioné What if I told you getting you to vote republican,really wasn't his missioné Because religious right doesn't automaticallymean Christian, And just because you call some people blind,doesn't automatically give you vision. I mean if religion is so great, why has itstarted so many warsé Why does it build huge churches, but failsto feed the pooré Tells single moms God doesn't love themif they've ever been divorced Yet God in the Old Testament actually callsthe religious people whores

Religion might preach grace, but another thingthey practice, Tend to ridicule Gods people, they did itto John the Baptist, Cant fix their problems, so they try to maskit, Not realizing that's just like sprayingperfume on a casket Because the problem with religion is thatit never gets to the core, It's just behavior modification, like along list of chores. Let's dress up the outside, make thingslook nice and neat, Its funny that's what they do to mummies,while the corpse rots underneath,

Now I ain't judging I'm just saying becareful of putting on a fake look, Because there's a problem if people onlyknow that you're a Christian by your facebook In every other aspect of life you know thatlogics unworthy Its like saying you play for the lakers justbecause you bought a jersey But see I played this game too; no one seemedto be on to me, I was acting like church kid, while addictedto pornography. I'd go to church on Sunday, but on saturdaygetting faded, Acting as if I was simply created to havesex and get wasted.

Spend my whole life putting on this façadeof neatness, But now that I know Jesus, I boast in my weakness.If grace is water, then the church should be an ocean,Cuz its not a museum for good people, it's a for the brokenI no longer have to hide my failures I don't have to hide my sin,Because my salvation doesn't depend on me, it depends on him.because when I was Gods enemy and certainly not a fan,God looked down on me and said, “I want that man!�Which is so different from religious people,

and why Jesus called em foolsDon't you see hes so much better than just following some ruleséNow let me clarify, I love the church, I love the bible, and I believe in sinBut my question, is if Jesus were here today, would your church let Him inéRemember He was called a drunkard and a glutton by “religious menâ€�The Son of God not supported selfrighteousness, not now, not then. Now back to the topic, one thing I think isvital to mention, How Jesus and religion are on opposite spectrums,One is the work of God one is a man made invention,

One is the cure and one is the infection.Because Religion says do, Jesus says done. Religion says slave, Jesus says son,Religion puts you in shackles but Jesus sets you free.Religion makes you blind, but Jesus lets you see. This is what makes religion and Jesus twodifferent clans, Religion is man searching for God, but Christianityis God searching for man. Which is why salvation is freely mine, forgivenessis my own, Not based on my efforts, but Christ's obediencealone.

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