Chipping last years Canes



Every year the vineyard has to be pruned.  Old canes are removed, new ones are picked to allow for this years growth and then you have to chip the canes and spread them back into the vineyard.  Why not just leave them in the vineyard?  Well, even if they get mowed, the little pieces would get caught in the nets in the fall and cause a mess.

So, I removed the canes from the rows and made piles outside the rows.  Then the canes are chipped and the mulch is put back on the rows to prevent weeds from growing.  This year with about 1/2 the wires filled with canes it will take me 6 hours of chipping…a lot of hard work!

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