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.
Gardening Plant Care Passion Vine Plant Care
Hi I'm Stan DeFreitas, quot;Mr. Green Thumbquot;.If you are looking for an outstanding plant as a plant that you can use on a fence oron top of some type of a trellis you've got to think of the passion vine. Passion vinescome in a number of different colors, some come in red, some come in a red orange orthis one, and ités an outstanding kind of a bluish purple color. It's one that you saywhere the passion fruit comes from. We've all had passion juice; well it comes fromthe passion fruit which comes after the flower. Of course if you want to have this one, justthink if you had a whole fence row of these planted you would have something that peoplewould be stopping at your door, saying gosh
that's a beautiful plant. They're relativelyeasy to grow. Make sure they get full sun, improve the soil. Make sure that you waterfaithfully to get them started and you'll have to water them during the dry times becausethe foliage actually starts to wilt if it gets too, too dry. But it's a beautiful plant.If you've got an area where somewhat on the hot and dry side, well make sure you do giveit enough water. It will do well, it doesn't take cold very well. So if you've got it ina very cold location put it into a green house or put it into an area where you can protectit. Maybe leave it in the container. From gardening I'm Stan DeFreitas, quot;Mr. Green Thumbquot;.
Growing Vegetables Growing Sweet Potato Vines
Hi, I'm Stan DeFreitas, quot;Mr. Green Thumbquot;.This is a sweet potato vine. Now we have sweet potatoes that you can grow as a vegetable,and this one will also give you that vegetable also. But this one probably is grown moreoften as an ornamental. But, that being said, if you'll wait to about 120 to 140 days, andyou dig down around the base of it, if you got it in a nice friable soil, one that haspeat, and really improved type soil, you'll find that by the end of fall or early winterseason, when the plant sometimes get snipped back a little bit, you can dig down thereand find some wonderful sweet potatoes that you of course can use in the traditional fashionthat you've always have; from sweet potato
pie, to making sweet potatoes on the grill,or cooking them in different ways. This plant takes full sun, to partial shade. And of courseit has a nice kind of creamy white foliage that makes it a nice landscape plant, a niceground cover plant also. In fact sweet potato vines have really become a very popular plantin the landscape industry. For on Gardening, I'm Stan DeFreitas, quot;Mr. Green Thumbquot;.