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.
The California Garden In June Tomatoes Grapes More in 4K
hello friends in the monthly gardeningseries of tutorials today we will look at the California garden in the month ofjune since we have a lot of things to cover in today's episode i have listeddown all the parts of the tutorial that we will be looking at today jingle so let's start with a tour of the garden so the onions are growing well and arecontinuing to form bulbs in the next bed we have okra that has grown alittle bit taller now and look at the
this corn bed so I dedicated one raised bedor two growing corn only and you can see that it's a jungle out there the peppers and eggplants are alsogrowing very well and we will go over all of these vegetables in detail in alater section of the tutorial and the tomatoes have grown very well too as youcan see we have made sure that the tomatoes have remained disease free forthe most part and they're doing pretty well we have several varieties of tomatoesgrowing you can see the yellow tomatoes there are some red cherry tomatoes redbeefsteak tomatoes as well so all in all
our tomato bed is doing very well andmoving on to the heist and beans we covered growing this bean in ourprevious monthly tutorial and it's growing pretty well this bed had garlic which we harvestedand replace that with some bush beans I also have some peppers and eggplantsthat are growing in containers towards the corner as you can see here jingle so we have some carrots growingthese are the atomic red carrots
we planted them in whiskey barrels andthey're growing pretty well and should be ready for harvest a very soon our pomegranate trees are growing verywell this year now pomegranates need some chill hourswhich means that they need cooler winters in order to produce good fruit luckily we had some good chilly days thiswinter and as you can see here the pomegranate tree is growing well its producing a lot of flowers and it'sproducing a lot of fruit and
and we should be able to harvest thesepomegranates by around october or november this year we also have onmoringa plans that are growing and flowering like crazy I hope to get to harvest some partslater during the summer we have our bitter gourd that's growing in a container this isthe first year i'm growing these in containers after a long time and they seem to bedoing well as you can see here the fruit
is being formed the bitter melonextremely healthy for you you should try growing this sometime ifyou haven't already tried it and moving on to our hyacinth beans as we sawgrowing pretty well now hyacinth beans are very different variety of beans i haveanother tutorial where I have covered a growing hyacinth beans in completedetail so this is how it looks like the podsare quite flat and it tastes very different than regular beans if you haven't tried growing hyacinthbeans give it a shot
The Fresh Grocer Green Seedless Grapes
FRANCHISE HISTORY. 10881 IS YOUR FINAL. FOR CBS 2 NEWS, I'M MARK MORGAN. HAVE A GREAT DAY. TASTE OF THE DAY. WE'RE GETTING BEAUTIFUL GREEN SEEDLESS GRAPES.
THEY LOOK GREAT. IN ABOUT TWO OR THREE MORE WEEKS THEY'LL GET A LITTLE MORE AMBER COLOR. WHICH MEANS THEY'LL BE SWEETER. RIGHT NOW THEY'RE NOT THAT BAD. SELECTION AND STORAGE IS VERY IMPORTANT OR ANYTHING IS NOT
GOING TO TASTE GOOD IF YOU DON'T STORE THEM RIGHT OR SELECT THEM RIGHT. LET'S TALK ABOUT SELECTION. WHEN YOU BUY THEM, NICE COLOR ALL THE WAY AROUND. THE MORE AMBER, THE BETTER THEY'LL BE.
STEMS NICE AND GREEN. GREENER THE STEM THE FRESHER THE GRAPES. WHEN YOU BRING THEM HOME, IN THE REFRIGERATOR RIGHT AWAY. THEY COME FROM CHILE THOUSAND MILES AWAY. BUY THEM, ENJOY THEM.
THIS IS A ROUNDER VARIETY. IN A LITTLE WHILE WE'LL GET THE SEEDLESS VARIETY.