How Long For Grape Tomatoes To Grow

Growing Grapes

We have plenty of wild concord grapes on ourproperty. However, the insurance company doesn't approve of our harvesting methods so it'sprobably best to plant some cultivated grapes. When I cleared the land for the greenhouse,it left plenty of area to plant various fruit producing plants which don't need the greenhouseto thrive. Plus why waste the space just growing grassé Taking a look at my 3rd grade drawing skills,I'm going to set three 4x4x10' treated posts 34 feet into the ground and space them 24'apart. This will allow for 8 plants in the space. Then I'll string 12 gauge galvanizedwire starting with the first wire 4246quot; from

the ground, then space the other two 12quot; apart.The plants can be spaced 6' apart and over time the vines can be trained along the 3wires. I had planned to set the posts first in theevent that I hit any large rocks while digging, however I blew a seal on the backhoe and hadto find some parts for it. So I took my chances and put the plants in first. The row shouldgo in a straight line and a 100' tape measure works well for marking out the locations ofeach post and plant. Jamming a piece of survey's tape at each mark does the trick. We're goingoldschool and using a pickaxe and shovel and digging a hole about 1 foot deep. Luckilythere weren't any large rocks in the way just

a few roots and small stones that the pickaxewas able to pluck out. Later, looking at the post holes, you'll see why I didn't dig themby hand. Planting the vines is fairly easy. I got theseseedless concord grapes from Gurney's for half price. I just remove the fiber that'sused for keeping the roots damp, spread out the roots a bit, and set it in the hole sothat all the roots that emerge from the vine will be just below the finished level of thesoil. All the dirt that came out of the hole was hardpan so I filled it with nice organicsoil, then compacted it down, and gave it a really good watering. It also importantto cover the area with mulch to help maintain

the moisture in the soil until the roots canget established. These will get watered every day for a couple of weeks. The actual work of planting the vines is quick.It's the preparation of digging out the rocks that takes all the time. A 30 cent Oring and a day to dismantle andreassemble the valve assembly and the backhoe is running again. I can now install the postsfor the wire arbor. It may not be the fastest backhoe, but it beats digging through therock with a pick and shovel. The holes are dug to about 4 feet which will provide a deepenough anchor to prevent the posts from leaning

from the future weight of the vines. Someof the rocks that I pulled out where bigger than the hole. If I had to dig these by hand,I probably would have only dug down a couple of feet, and then would have to anchor theposts with concrete and guywires. It seems like a really big hole for a post,but without an auger with rock drilling bit, it's probably the easiest way to set a post.A little cleanup at the bottom of the hole and it's ready. I'm using 4x4 treated lumberrated for direct burial. I'm not a fan of using treated lumber, but in order for itto last a long time, it's a necessary evil. I like to add two temporary cleats to thepost to help support it while I'm set it plumb

and backfill the hole. I also like to dropa few rocks around the base to hold it in place when I start to fill it in. I'll fillthe hole several inches at a time and compact it between each layer, then clean up the areawith some more woodchip mulch. The first wire starts roughly 4246 inchesfrom the ground and the second and 3 wires are spaced 12 inches apart. It will be theperfect snacking height for the deer. At each marking I'll drill a 38quot; hole through thepost and then put in a 516quot; eyebolt. The back side has a large fender washer and nut.Having a large washer will help to keep the nut from pulling into the post under the weightof the vines. It's fairly important to make

Tomato Plant Profile Juliet Roma Grape

in the plant profile seriestoday we will see the Juliet tomato A very prolific variety of tomato That's a lot of fun to grow in your garden As a part of this tutorial I also wanted toshare one tip That some of you had actually asked about Is how I water my containers So this is what I do I take a quarter inch tubing

Connect it to a barbed tee And then I just run a soaker hosearound it So that way what happens iswhen the water supply is turned on The soaker hose evenly waters the container By using a garden clip you can secure it And now it comes to the part of Planting the tomato plant Now I know a lot of people might give youtips like plant

the actual plant very deep so that itsends out a lot of roots it's actually true But the plant itself is prolific that evenif you do not really plant it deep beep Just like that is good enough Believe me it will send outa very dense root system You can see that about two weeksafter planting the plant has grown really well

Strong stems, great leaves Its a good start The support that I usedfor this tomato plant is The tomato trellis from Grotall and you can click on this tutorial link To see other a review of that cage So in about 20 days of planting you cansee that the plant has grown really well

The Juliet tomato plant is one of themost prolific growing tomato plants I've ever experienced They grow great in this warm California summer And as you can see this plant has alreadystarted forming some nice fruits here The look pretty small but they will grow insize The Juliet tomato produces Fruits or tomatoes that are calledGrape Tomatoes

And grape tomatoes are generally on thesweeter side But for the Juliet plant I did find thatthe taste was not extremely sweet And you will see all the details of this plant Towards the end of this tutorial When you see it the plant Chart So the rated maturity period for theJuliet tomato Is about 75 to eighty Daysafter planting

Meet Grape Tomato

Meet grape tomato. It's a sweet littlething that loves soaking up some sun shine. This tomato really loves a crowd. Grape tomatoes are quite substantive. It's adeep plant that's firmly rooted. Once it gets going, youwon't be able to keep your hands off it. For more tips and recipes using grapetomatoes, or to meet our other plants, visitBonnie Plants .

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