Home Vineyard Growing Wine Grapes at Home
Hello and welcome to my home vineyard Let's get a lay of the land. As you can see thisis just a simple side yard it's got about 55 feet of space long twentysix feet of space wide we elected to go with twenty twofoot long rows northsouth facing uh. the rows are spaced about five feet apartto give us ample space for the vines to grow
and for us to manage and walk through we are planting about four plants per row to give it plenty of space to spread out and grow for the rows, we used uh. just simple fenceposts these are eightfoot fence post sunk about threefeet deep we tried to go about two feet deep butit wasn't uh. it just simply wasn't stable enough so we went that extra foot for stability
the wire is fourteen gauge wire uh. we elected to go with the verticaltrellising partly because it was easier and partlybecause uh. the north south facing rows, it allow it to get sun at all hours of the day uh. we have a drip irrigation linesran along the bottom we will be using half gallon per hour drips two per plant that allows us to adjust the water
water flow and manage the irrigation a littleeasier than if we used a heavier flow we'll actually be planting syrah grapes because we tend to be in a warmer, drier climateduring the summer doing something like pinot noirwould require greater cooler temperatures. that sort of thing that's our vineyard. We'll be planting the grapes nextweek and we'll come back then.
VINEYARD GRAPEVINE FRUIT PROTECTION PART 1
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CASA Safety Tutorial Launceston OnTrack weather
The notable weather issues hereare mostly in winter. We can get low cloud and rain and itcan last for quite a period of time. In the autumn, quite large areasof fog around Launceston, and Launceston Airportperiodically gets closed for up to half a day by fog, which I'm sure the jet people findvery frustrating, and we do as well, because it's clear blue skynot far above it. It's not VFR, and in factit's not even IFR.
We hear the jets go around and divertto Hobart or back to Melbourne. The other weather we get isa cloud base of about 2,500 feet, which is fine to getin and out of Launceston, but it does block out the VFRreporting points out to the east, which is Castle Junctionand Targa Gap can become marginalor not VMC at all when Launceston is very clearand good VFR. Unlike most places in Australia,
Tasmania probably getsfour seasons of the year. We get all the four seasonsand they're very distinct. Winter at the moment. We go into spring, autumn and summer. We get a lot of weatherassociated with it. Can sometimes make VFR operationsproblematic or difficult, given that the high terrainand the low cloud can make it difficult to navigate.
There are certain benefits to operating up and downsome of the places, like the Tamar River from the north,coming in to Launceston. Being that it's a river, it's low, so gives you a bit of extra heightand room to manoeuvre. Prominent topographical feature,being a river easy to navigate along. So if you're coming in from the northand the cloud is.
.or the weather's startingto deteriorate, probably coming down the Tamaris a good way to go.