Hi, I'm Tricia, and organic gardener. Grapes are a beautiful edible landscapeplant, as well as producing delicious fruit. Today I'm going to plant a new grapevine. If you're not ready to plant your grapesas soon as they arrive, that's ok, you can heel them in. You can either dig a shallow trench, put the grape vines in and cover the roots with soil, or you can do like I've done and put the roots in a bucket, cover them with soil and protect themwith a little bit of straw.
Grapes are tolerant of a wide variety of soils, but it is important to check with your Master Gardener or local ag extension to find out what varieties will do best in your climate. Your site selection should be in fullsun with a southern exposure, away from trees. And avoid depressions where cool air can collect. Ideally, preparation for planting yourgrapes will start the year before with a soil test and an appropriate cover crop. Grapes like moderate fertilityand a pH of about 5.5 7. In most climates you can plant grapes in late winter or early spring.
For northern climates you might want towait until a little bit later in the spring. Just dig a hole the same size as theroots and don't add any fertilizer. You don't want to get more leaves than fruit! Soak the roots of your grapevine forabout 2 to 3 hours before planting, and then you can prune off any damaged roots. But it's important to leave as much of the root system as possible. Make sure that the roots are loose andnot clumped together. The hole should be deep enough to plantthe vine to the same level it was planted before,
with a few inches of soilover the longest roots. Gently back fill the soil with thetopsoil first. And if it hasn't rained recently make sure and give your plant some water. You want to train your newly plantedlittle grapevine to grow into a big grapevine with a straight single trunk reaching the trellis. In order to do that we're going to prune this plant so that it has one straightish cane. By the second year you need some kind of a support system. This two wire support system is very common and easy to build.
To train your grapevine to grow straight upto the trellising, you may need to do a temporary supportlike bamboo and then just tie it togetherwith a little twine or some tape. These are flame grapes, so I'll betraining them to a bilateral cordon. That is I want a nice straight trunk. And then I'll choose two buds that will be trained into big, permanent branches on either side of the trunk. It's really important to tag your plants.I use these permanent zinc plant tags
its really important to know what variety you have so that you can prune appropriately. Whether you have a big vineyard or you'vejust planted a few grape vines, grapes will benefit from cover cropping. So get ready for winter pruning,and Grow Organic for Life!.
High Density Espalier Gardener Grapes 022815 Update
This is the High Density Espalier Gardener And I am going to be showing you An update on my little MiniVineyard The last time I had shown this little area That I put together I had 10 different kinds of Grape vines Now I have 14 And on the last tutorial
I didn't say what the dimensions were On this one I would like for you to see How much I have planted in a small area I say High Density because I am putting a lot of different plants In a very small area And that will be true for all Of the tutorials that I post
Here at the end. By the way Its important to note that The Grapes come out at different times So that you don't have All of the Grapes all at once You have actually a nice long Season of Grapes
If you get a good mix Here on the end I have a Perlette And the dimensions are From this post To this post From the top all the way across It is about 10 feet
And from here, this post, All the way to the end Is about 20 feet I am going to be planting 3 more Grapes That I have on the end And they are potted still At that point
The total area will be 10 by maybe 25 or 26 feet I have the Perlette here I have a Cabernet And by the way Of the 14 I have a really nice mix Of table Grapes and wine Grapes And since I have no plans of making wine
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