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.
Annie Newman Studio 07946 047959 Mural in a Wine Cellar Come paint with me
Hi, my name is Annie Newman, and in this tutorial,there are some tips and ideas from my new book, Come Paint With Me Finishing TouchesFor Timeless Interiors. Thank you very much for watching, thank you. Hi, I'm Annie, my name's Annie Newman, andthank you very much for watching, I'm doing a mural in the cellar today, and, first of all, Istart with doing the sketches, of grapes, of a Tuscany landscape.Â Â Interior design and decorating inspired bya passion for art.Â Creating memories with finishing touches for timeless interiors.Â Come paint with me.
And I'm very much inspired by Graham Rust. I'm just going to be doing a bit of colouringin, all in monochrome.Â I use gold, and it's, er, acrylic from Reeves, and then I use, um,a bit of, um, sienna, and, and then, cream colours, and sandstone colours, and a tinybit of black.Â And, um, I'm just going to show you, a very simple technique.Â So Ipaint in all this area, paint it all in, just round here. Paint from light to dark, use a glaze to givethe grapes more depth.Â A Tuscany scene in the horizon gives the mural more perspective
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