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The California Garden in April Grape Plant Reveal
april is the month of birds singing early spring harvests and a surprise plant reveal which is growing strong so as usual we will begin with thetour of the garden in this monthly series the April garden looks alive these are the red onion sets that weplanted back in December and they are growing very nicely they should be ready forharvest by around the end of summer and and just next to add the onions bed we sowedthe okra seeds in the beginning of April and as you can see here they've alreadysprouted
I have sowed the okra seedsa lot closer than what I did last year I am gonna see howthat works out moving ahead to our side bed it has all the nice leafy greens kaleand Swiss chard growing very well and then on toward our tomato jungle thismonth the tomato plants have grown extremely well as you can see this isthe stage where the plants have grown a lot of leaves and have now started toflower and produce fruits like you see
here I'm growing several different typesof tomatoes this seasonif you've seen my December tutorial I have listed out all thetomato varieties that have been growing you can see your some more cherrytomatoes being formed so this is the optimum weather for tomatoes to start settingfruit you can see this beans plant this is a pole bean called the hyacinthBean which is an interesting variety of Bean and this is the garlic and onion bed and you can see somebody potatoplants actually growing out of the compost that I added to this bed andthis bed also had a lot of carrots that
we just harvested and I'll show youthat very soon these are some bush bean plants as soonas these are done I will grow some cucumbers there and you can see here these cornseedlings that have emerged from this bed this is a new bed that we justcreated and this bed next to that one is the one where we have all our peppersand eggplants I'm growing 2 varieties of eggplants this year and just the poblanopeppers so that's all that we have om the Garden as of April now let's get down tothe details of what exactly happened in April now let's look at some of thebed preparations that we did for the summer
vegetables now I toped of all the raised bedsusing some organic planting soil now you can check your local garden center forsome good deals on organic potting soil this one is from Costco if you have aCostco near your home this is a excellent planting soil mix its organic it hasa lot of good organic matter and what I'm gonna do is just empty this bagonto this raised bed and then try to break down all the pieces now let's look atwhat exactly this contains if you look at the ingredients it has a lot of goodorganic matter and it also has a lot of
nutritional value as listed on the back so you just break down all the mix intothe raised beds and then you can mix it very well now I've advised a lot of my fellowgardeners to make sure that they have their raised beds ready well in advance soif you're adding new soil to your raised beds I would suggest wait for at least two weeksbecause it takes a little bit of time for the organic matter in the soil tobreak down so if you're doing this early the earlier you do the better it is ifyou're starting your raised bed like
Pruning Grape Vines
Hi, I'm Tricia, an organic gardener. If you want bunches of grapes on your grapevines this summer, then you need to do your winter pruning. I'll show you how! There are two types of pruning: cane and spur pruning. And both of them should be done late in the season, between January and March. We're gonna start with cane pruning, because all table grapeswill be productive with that method.
For cane pruning, I'm gonna choose one to two canesfrom last year's growth on each side of the vine and I'm going to cut the rest! You can tell the age of a cane by its bark. 1yearold canes have smooth bark,older canes have shaggy bark. When choosing which canes to keep, you're gonna choose a cane that's coming off very close to the trunk, as compared to onethat's coming off of a branch, like this. The canes that you keep should have about 15 buds along the length of the cane. And they should be close to the top of the vine.
Don't choose canes that are too thin or too thick. Choose them when they're about pencil size. I'm gonna tag the canes that I'm gonna keep with this ribbon, and I'm going to cut the rest. I want to make sure and not cut a good cane. These are the 2 fruiting canes that I'm going to keep. For every fruiting cane that I keep, I'm going to cut another cane into a renewal spur. A renewal spur is a cane cut to 2 buds and these buds are going to create next year's fruiting canes. If your cut starts to bleed, don't worry, that's normal. It won't hurt the vine.
After seeing how this vine is shaping up, I don't think I need this cane after all. So you're gonna cut your fruiting cane back to about 15 buds. And if you have any lateral branches coming off this cane, that's the time you would cut them. For grape vines growing on arbors, the first thing you're gonna do is cut off any suckers that are coming offthe main vine or cordon. And then you just want to cane prune. You want to keep one cane and one renewal spur for every 1 2 feet of cordon. This grapevine has been neglected and hasn't been pruned in a couple of years.
So, before I actually start the spur pruning, I'm going to clean it up. Typically, spur prune varieties are trained to a bilateral cordon, which are these thick branches on either side of the trunk. These cordons can be pruned to length, but they're never pruned all the way off, back to the trunk. Mine are maintained at about 3.5 feet. A spur is last year's growth, cut back to 2 buds. Ideally, you're gonna want 7 spurs on each cordon. And on this cordon, I'll probably get close.
On the other cordons, I'll have to wait until next year because this vine was neglected. The canes that make the best spurs are the ones that are going upward, close to the cordon. Prune all the canes to spurs and then select the best 7 for each cordon. Ideally the spurs should be spaced about 6 inches apart. Don't worry if they're not, just strive for some nice spacing between the 7 spurs on each cordon. Even though this is a nice cane, it's growing too far from the cordon, so I'm gonna snip it off. Tame your grapes and Grow Organic for Life!.