Serving Growing Ohios Grape and Wine Industry
Last January, January 6ththe official day of the polar vortex we experienced really damaging temperatures.Anywhere from around twenty below zero to about sixteen below zerowhere it killed the fruiting buds and it killed actual grape vines.And we've never experienced any damage like this before.And we've never we really didn't know the extentof the damage on the vines until April May in that time frame when we didn't see anybuds developing and even some of thetrunks cracked.
But the impact of that was dramaticwe have no crop at all in our vinifera and we grow varieties like Chardonnay, PinotNoir, Cabernet Franc, Rieslingand without any grapes, we were forced to buya lot of grapes. But it's had a huge impactas far as the grape production not to mention the actual wine losswhich is two or three years spanning. Because in some of the vineyardsthat will have to be replaced from the ground up
with new vines we will not get the first crop is three to four years out.So the impact is just dramatic and millions and millions of dollars.Actually in the viticulture program at Ohio Stateone of our focus of the research is cold hardiness of grapes.So really that's one of my expertise in this fieldof learning more about how grapes cope with freezing with cold in general.After this cold event our growers really needed a lot of help in terms of how to not onlyassess
the damage but also how to deal with the vinesthat are damaged. And we conducted a lot of workshops just toshow them how to prune the vines. Our relationship with Ohio State goes wayback in the 1980'sWe've had a long standing relationship with ongoing research in the wineryand in the vineyards. Currently with Imed Damiour research stems lately from the cold winter vortexwhere we've had a lot of the vines killed and damagedfrom the minus twenty degree temperatures.
Current research is kind of involved tothe extent of the damage to determine the actual damage andto have pruning studies done to see what was the best way to prunethese injured vines. We have not had temperatures that coldsince 1994 here and myself and a lot of the grape growershave not experienced this cold damage. So we need research to help uskind of figure out what's the next step and see what our future is in these vineyards.
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
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