Maintenance and Grow Tubes

prune 6 5 11Well, as the vines are making great progress, I can’t forget to continue to do maintenance to keep the vines in good shape.

First, I had about 250 vines that were to small to grow grapes, so I two-budded them down to the ground and put on grow tubes. The end of May the vines were large enough to remove the grow tubes and when the “trunk” is about pencil width I cut them off at rebar height to encourage them to grow thicker.

In addition, it is now time to begin weeding the area right next to my weed cloth….what fun. Although a lot of work, it is much better than without the weed cloth.

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