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.
Grow up with vines Colby Adams Central Texas Gardener
Thanks so much for sharing yourgarden with us. Now we're going to learn about vines for Central Texas. Vines have kind of an aggressive personality trait but we're going to tell youabout some that you can keep in good working order in your garden. I'm joined by Colby Adams from BartonSprings nursery. And it's great to have you with us Colby. Good to be here Tom.
Well you've brought along a wide variety of cool vines for Central Texas. Some of which are completely new to meso I'm excited to talk about those. Vines play all sorts roles in thegarden. They can provide screening. They're a very useful plant. I was joking around a little bit atthe beginning thinking about the aggressive tendencies. You do have towatch out for that in some. Definitely. There's a fewthat
you want to make sure you giveplenty of space to and expect to take care the runners. Right. But for the most part the onesthat you brought are on the alist. They're well behaved. Let's start with Carolina Jessamine. This is one that is native to Texas. It's a beautiful plant. I always think of that wonderful fragrance in the springtime.Is one of the signals of spring for me.
Definitely. Early bloomer in the spring.Native mostly to East Texas and further east. Definitely needs a regular wateringregimen, evergreen, deer resistant. Gets prettybig. It grows at a pretty good rate for avine. You should get coverage as fast as any other. Right and yellow flowers. It doesn't bloom for a long period of time. Only a couple weeks reallyé Couple of weeks of real, if it gets enough sun, very dense flowers. Yes it can be absolutely covered inthese beautiful trumpet shaped
yellow flowers. And again the fragrance isreally special. Definitely. Very good. And this is a plant,I use it in full sun but I think it will perform fairly decently in part shade righté Yep, part shade you'll still get a good quantity of blooms. Below that it might start to look a little leggy, and start to get pretty spotty. This isallegedly deer resistant righté
Allegedly. . . I think I've seen a few where the deer haveleft them alone but there's also a few where the deer have snacked on them. It's a great plant nonetheless. I liketo use it on fences. It just kind of winds its way through. Definitely a twining vine for a fence or a lattice. Now right next to the Carolina Jessamine that you broughtin, we have something called Pandora Vine.
Growing Plants Vertically Using A Simple Low Cost DIY Garden Arbor
Hey there everybody, how's it goingé It'sDan from plantabundance . Today I just wanted to share with you guys how I went about putting together this garden arbor with an entry gate to the main part of thegarden. Here we've got some 'Wisteria Sinensis' otherwise known as 'Prolific'. This is anabundant flowering shrubvine. It reflourishes in the months of June and July. And will usuallystarts blooming in the second year, which is what's happened here. We've had them in theground for two years and these are the first blossoms we've had. Moving right along, youcan see we got some of this 'Opo Squash' or 'Bottle Gourd' hanging down from the trellis.Now this is a really cool vegetable. It's
got a nice refreshing mild taste. You harvestthem when there about ten to twelve inches long for eating. People will actually usethem once there dried out to make things like water bottles bird houses and all kinds ofstuff. here we got some dried pole beans.I need to collect the dried beans from those.Here's another shot of the arch of the arbor. Over on the other side here we have a treecollard that's leaning against the arbor and you can see where it's poked through hereand created a little dense cluster where a couple birds have made a nest up there. Nowthese 'Purple Tree collards' are a perennial brassica from the cabbage family. They'rerich in fiber, calcium and contain no oxalic
acid so you can eat as many as you want. Here'ssome more 'Wisteria' poking through. You can see in the back there the structure of thetree collard coming up. It's a really dense and strong structure that's really doing agood job helping to hold this arbor in place. What do we got hereé This bumble bee has cometo say hi. It's a beautiful day out here in the garden. I'm enjoying shooting this tutorialand sharing it with you guys. The construction for this project was very simple and low cost.All that I ended up using was four of these 5' tposts which I then connected tothis 16' piece of cattle panel using just a little bit of tie wire. Other thanthat, a couple 4x4's that are holding the
gate in place also tie wired to the tposts.And the gate itself was just some left over 2x4 boards I had framed out to create a nicelightweight swing gate. So that's it guys. Just wanted to share with you how things aregoing out in the garden around the arbor. I hope you're having a great day and I'llbe talking to you soon.