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.
Plants Growing Needs Growing Variegated Ivy
I'm Stan DeFreitas, Mr. Green Thumb, for OnGardening. One of my favorite plants is that of the little ivy. This is a variegated ivyand when you get ready to have any of the ivies you can have them as a house plant,a porch plant, but you could also grow it outside in much of the country as well. They'lltake the cold. They do get a little bit of injury sometimes, but they almost always seemto come back, especially if it's up against your house or building. Now when you've gotthe variegated ivy, remember the variegation part means there's no chlorophyll. The morethe variegation is showing, the less chlorophyll we have and the less the plant probably isgoing to grow. So if you're looking for a
plant that has full green, it probably isgoing to grow a little bit quicker than one that has more of the cream and white likewe have on this. But I think the variegation adds a lot to the plant. With the variegatedivy, you're probably going to use a good water soluble about every two months, and occasionallyyou may want to take a look at this plant, and if you need to step it into a larger sizecontainer. Usually one size larger container at any given time when you do that. Ivy'sa great plant, and for On Gardening, I'm Stan DeFreitas, Mr. Green Thumb.
Flower Gardening Tips How to Grow Moonflower
Hi, this is Yolanda Vanveen, and in this segment,we're going to learn all about how to grow a moonflower. Well, there's lots of differentplants that are called moonflowers, and even lunaria or the money plant sometimes is calledmoonflower. But generally, what people are talking about when they talk about the moonfloweris the ipomoeas, and they're a beautiful plant that's a morning glory and very easy to grow.So the ipomoea alba, which is just a white morning glory, is found throughout tropicalregions all over the globe. So when they say tropical, it's near the equator, and anythingthat's.any climate that's very warm and has a lot of humidity and there's no seasons.So when it says tropical, they're from an
area that has no seasons. So when you're growingthem in a colder climate, you have to really grow them as an annual, and they're just aseed that you start in the spring. They make a large vine that blooms all summer, and witha gorgeous, white hibiscuslike flowers that are just gorgeous. They're really pretty becausethey bloom all summer through the fall, and they're great for a moon garden because they'rea moonflower. Another reason they call them the moonflower is that they actually openup at night. And during the day, the flowers will close, and at night, they will open.You don't see them unless the moon is out, and they bloom at night. So they're a gorgeous,interesting plant. And the best part of the
moonflower, the ipomoea, is the fragrance.The flowers have just a tropical, gorgeous, jasminetype fragrance that just makes yourwhole garden just have the gorgeous, gorgeous smell at night. So they're an easy annualto grow, so start them by seed, let them bloom all summer, collect the seeds in the fallor by more in the spring, and start them again. But don't put them outside until it's reallywarm out. It's got to be at least 60 degrees at night before you can put them outside becausethey're from zones 10 to 12. That means they don't even want any freeze at all. Even below50 degrees might damage them. But they're easy to grow, and they're a beautiful plantto add to your garden.