Thursday, July 22, 2021

Planting Grapes in Whiskey Barrels #Gardening

There has been an extreme heatwave in Southern California since late May. However, I have been diligently working on my first-year garden. In March of this year I planted grapevines I purchased as transplants from Tractor Supply and I am happy to report that they are doing very well. The varieties I planted appear to like the heat and grow more when it's warmer. I chose to plant Niagara, Suffolk, and Himrod. Currently, they all have plenty of foliage and they are making their way up the trellises I built for them. Although the Niagara grapevines are not first-year plants, I do believe that I will have production next year. These were very easy to get started and I will have to keep you posted on their growth. The heatwave is still present in the weather forecast, but hopefully, within this next week, we will get a break. I know my fruit and vegetable crops will appreciate it. 

I created a video showing you how I planted them and the soil and fertilizer I used to establish the grapevines. It's never too late to start a garden. Grab some seeds and start growing.

Helpful Resources for Growing Grapes and Other Fruit Trees

Grape Growers Handbook: A Guide To Viticulture for Wine Production

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