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Growing Grapes for Wine


Published: 06/19/2011


Growing grapes for wine is a complex and sometimes time-consuming multi-stage. There are entire books written on the subject.

Decide if you live in a suitable climate. Grapes grow finest in areas with hot dry summers and soft winters. Vine will die if the winters are too cold for a long time, but they require a period of coldness dormancy. Very high humidity can cause diseases. The rising season is long enough for grapes to ripen sufficiently.

Choose a place to plant your vine. The plants thrive in soil that slopes towards the south or southwest, because they receive more sunlight. Evade planting near trees - you do not desire your wine plants to shade from the sun. The soil must allow for proper drainage so the roots are not constantly saturated with water.

When handling a pattern of grapes, it is significant that the roots never dry. If you have pattern naked, and you can not plant the vines, as shortly as you receive them, put the roots in a container of water and infuse them properly.

The next step in this procedure is to place grapevines that you have chosen. You have to plant your vines at smallest amount of 8-10 feet apart in rich soil with good drainage so they grow up. Vines thrive in rocky or sandy soil. Luckily, the grapes often cultivate in places where other crops can not be grown, such as sloping terrain and rocky areas.

To develop a wide area around the base of the plants that is at least 8 feet around the base. Roots of a vine can spread from three to six meters from the main crop.

To grow grapes check the leaves in first few years and if they are dark green and well, then consider that your wines are getting adequate nutrients. If the vines are not getting sufficient nutrients and if the soil is poor, you can add 6 inches of mulch around the bottom of the plant. Compost improves soil and adds important nutrients for hale and hearty growth.