Caring for Young Grape Vines
My name is David Handley, I'm with the Universityof Maine Cooperative Extension, and we're here to talk about how to prune and traina young grapevine. This is a vine that was planted last spring. We got it from a dormantplant, or rooted cutting, and you can see the original part of the planting right here.This is what we got from the nursery, with a good root system under it. We planted it,and we had a bud break and some vine growth. This is last year's growth right here. Thiswas a green shoot. Typically, you may get more than one shoot developing. You may haveseveral buds on here. We want to prune this back to one strong vine, your strongest one.We're going to arrange for that to be tied
up to a trellis, because this particular vineis what's going to become our permanent trunk, or the permanent part of the plant that'sgoing to be with us for the life of the planting. We want to make sure it's the strongest ofthe vines that we can choose from. Any other one that developed that's very weak, we canjust cut that out, select our best one. The time of year to make these cuts are whenthe canes are dormant, and this is going to be really any time after the new year, untilthey bud out in late March, early April. We hope in the first year that we get enoughgood growth that we can tie it to the lower trellis wire.Typically here in Maine, we're going to be
pruning to either a four arm kniffin trainingsystem, or an umbrella kniffin training system. Those trellises consist of two wires, oneset at about two and a half feet, and a second wire set at about five feet.We hope in the first year that we're going to get enough good growth to reach at leastthe bottom wire, but in order to make sure it's growing straight, you can see we supportedthis with a small bamboo pole. Any kind of planting stake will work, and we just tiethat vine up as it grows, rather than let it grow along the ground where it can getrot problems, and not develop a nice straight growth like we want. We tie it up, just likeyou'd tie up a beef steak tomato, get the
growth that you want.As I said, we've got pretty good buds here, reaching up to the first wire. You can seethat I actually make it to the top wire, but you can see the growth up here is very scrawnyand spindly, and isn't really going to lead to a good, strong trunk. I'd rather actuallystart new growth for reaching to this top wire for next year.What that means is that I'm actually going to cut this off here, rather low, to try toget this bud here to break and give me a much stronger shoot to develop my trunk to thetop wire next year. I can just take that there, and then, instead of using the bamboo polethis year, I can just tie it to the wire.
This bud will hopefully break, and give mea good, strong shoot, that I'm going to reach the second wire next year. Of course, thesebuds lower down will also break, and if this one happens to be weak, I may select one ofthese. But, if this bud does turn out to be a strong shoot, I'll be cutting these offnext winter and getting my single trunk back up to the top wire.Next year, when this does reach the top wire, eventually what we'll be doing is taking oneyear old cane, and either draping it over this top wire and connecting it to the bottomwire in an umbrella kniffin, or we'll be taking one cane at the top wire on each side, andone cane at the bottom wire on each side,
to create four arms of one year old growth,for a four\uc0\u8209 arm kniffin system. Both systems work pretty well for concretetype grapes here in a cold climate like Maine.
Apples Grown in Kenya Subtitled Version
There are several fruits found in our markets , some of which we are not aware where they are grown. Different regions produce different types of fruits depending on the favorable climatic condition. Those fruits which are imported to our country are usually very expensive and many people many not afford to enjoy them. The apple fruit for example is one which is rarely grown in our country, and we rely heavily on imports from South Africa and Israel where the same is grown in huge quantities. However, Peter Wambugu Kago claims he has a solution to this challenge and now our country can equally grow enough apples even for export if only people get seedlings from his orchard that are prepared through his own invention. .Kenya can grow apple fruits even for export better than even the renown producersâ€¦.
He used to vend fruits sourced from importers. He critically thought of how this fruit could grow in his 1.5 hectares farm. .found in Gichihi Valley between Kinunga and Ihururu hills in Tetu, Nyeri county. . This fruits is very sweet.people says its sweeter than even the fruits from South A frica. What impressed us when we payed him a visit is the productivity per every bush . .and the sweetness which many of us couldn't resist They are truly sweet fruits and also the size is bigger compared to the imported variety of apple. Wambugu was very happy when taking us around his fruit farm .
. full of different fruit varieties many of which are his own grafted varieties. Though he is not trained in plant biotechnology. Wambugu has been able to graft this apple tree and make good money, .something that even the researchers in the country are still struggling with. When the researchers came here for the first time , they enjoyed these fruits. .The next visit, they requested me if we could partner to push this breed. And just like the s says, an apple a day keeps the away. .These fruits are known to be full of Potassium, phosphorous and also sodium elements.
In ancient times, these fruits were used together with honey to cure many cardiac diseases.
Weird food Grape seaweed Strange Thailand 59 Elieoops
Weird food Grape seaweed ,Strange Thailand 59 Hi everyone. This is one of the strange food called Umibudo seaweed. I found and tried this food i nThailand. The name of the seaweed mean sea grape. This seaweed also looks so funny and weird. Actually, it has no taste. however if you dip it with salty sauce such as
shoyu, soy sauce or some traditional sauce. nside the seaweed have water. the water inside is a bit sticky, and the green part is very crunchy. As my research you can find this seaweed in many place for example Thailand, Japan and Taiwan. Hope one day you can try it .