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Sour Grapes…(to be determined)

18 Jun

..we had bought some grape plants around a month ago and they have been sitting in our window growing..and growing..and were beginning to take over the windowsill..so we took matters into our own hands and got them in the ground. We had big plans for a trellis but for now we opted for not killing the grape vines by keeping them indoors for too long.

During the ‘planting’ I accidentally crushed one when I tripped..it looked to be in bad shape so I planted it anyway..in its own space..if it makes it it makes it.

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The location for the ideal setting for the grapes was right where the boler was parked all winter..so first thing to do was to move the boler ( which became clean the boler, go into the attic for the boler cushions and start the propane fridge (horray, cold beer!)). For the other 3 vines ( and there are 3 different varieties in total) I dug a hole, amended the soil and planted..then surrounded them with rocks so the grass would not take over.

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..and gave the grapes a stick to climb..grapes are like monkeys and need something to climb otherwise they get bored…but in all seriousness, something more elaborate for the vines to climb is coming soon..hopefully before next spring.

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4 responses to “Sour Grapes…(to be determined)

  1. James Mackenzie

    June 18, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    looks nice – my advice for climbing thingies?? alders alders and more alders – we made a bucketload of pea/bean trellises with them!!

    having a good late spring buddy??

     
  2. James Mackenzie

    June 18, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    oh yeah.. loki looks hungry – run grape plant – RUN!!!!

     
    • eagergridlessbeaver

      June 19, 2013 at 3:14 pm

      hehe..yeah, we will need some extra Loki protection come winter! I would go with alders but I need something that will last 5-10 years..the vines can grow thick and if it all crumbles it might kill the grapes..We are growing the grapes more for vines than fruit so I need a solid structure..and my 3 year old trellis is starting to fall apart and the branches are all fairly dry and crumbly

       
      • eagergridlessbeaver

        June 19, 2013 at 3:15 pm

        and yes…great ( and busy ) late spring..too busy really.

         

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