Spring is here according to the calendar but not quite for a gardener and farmer in our neck of the woods.
What a mess! I need to do some research on one end of this concord vine because it has had lots of new growth, huge leaves but no grapes. The other end just started producing two years ago and it’s a red grape. We have several arbors of grapes mostly blue and one small vine that wraps around our woodhouse that has wonderful white grapes every year. They’re not huge nor are the other grapes but they’re all super sweet. I also need to figure out how to get the grapes to grow bigger. All of them now are about the size of a marble. I want some about an inch around. Any suggestions?
I didn’t cut it back as far as I usually do because for some reason the last two years we got a huge amount of new growth and leaves but not many grapes. We’ll see if this thinning is better for grapes than years past.
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Grapes 1” around?! A lofty goal, but maybe the small ones are just as sweet? It sounds like they may need more water, suggests the woman who knows absolutely nothing about growing grapes!
I love those big white or purple grapes in the grocery store. Sometimes hubby surprises me with a bunch when he’s shopping. Hubby thinks I gave them too much chicken and rabbit manure when we first planted them, and they just need time to use it up to slow down the growth of the vines. He also thinks I prune them back too hard so we will see how that goes this summer.
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Good luck!! 🍇