Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Growing grape vines

There can be no other occupation like gardening in which, if you were to creep up behind someone at their work, you would find them smiling. ~Mirabel Osler

Red yummy grapes.


The most amazing thing about a grape vine is that they take a small amount of space to grow and produces in abundance.I picked up a potted vine from a nursery and was thrilled to get it back home and plant it.
  1. Plant the vine in a full - sun, gravelly spot.
  2. They need to grow on a support, mine came with one. If u werent as lucky as I was, you would have to construct one that will be able to hold the weight of a fully grown vine.
  3. Enrich the soil with compost and slow release fetilizer and plant it like you would any other plant.
  4. Graped need to be heavily watered especially while its fruiting.
  5. Dont forget to prune them:) Pruning helps to produce the maximum amount of good quality fruit. I researched on the net and its said that, the best time to prune is mid- winter as the canes would be  hardened. Click here to see how to prune your grape vines.

Harvesting!!!

Check out this video.







Heres a tip from one of my viewers. Gene and Charli said...

You should plant the grapes east to west for the best growth. We've planted 8 plants at our place along with blueberry, strawberry, gooseberry and we're always on the lookout for more. Make sure you train your vines to make picking easier. You can also train them on an overhead trellis to create shade and make picking easier. Even the leaves and vines are useful for crafts.

4 comments:

  1. wow...awesome...i love gardening ..n after reading your post i've an urge to buy 1 ,unfortunately we 've small balcony where sunlight peeks partially....will try this in my mom's place...lovely pics...happy harvesting!

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  2. Thanx Sowmya...... I love gardening.... its sooo much fun and the most fun part is harvesting....... enjoy the whole process!!! Im glad you enjoyed my post.

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  3. You should plant the grapes east to west for the best growth. We've planted 8 plants at our place along with blueberry, strawberry, gooseberry and we're always on the lookout for more. Make sure you train your vines to make picking easier. You can also train them on an overhead trellis to create shade and make picking easier. Even the leaves and vines are useful for crafts.

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  4. Thank you for sharing your tips..... i really appreciate it. WOW you have 8 vines??? amazing!!!!! I am going to post this info in my post as it will be helpful for other viewers thank you:)

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