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Video: Harvesting Grapes
About pruning and dry garter grapes
In the literature, it is recommended to cut the covering grape varieties twice: in the fall, before sheltering for the winter, and in the spring.
I prefer to do pruning of the vines only in the fall, before covering for the winter, as I believe that by doing the pruning, I provide myself with more free time in the spring for other important work. And in the spring I make a "dry garter" of vines.
I'll get to work as soon as the buds begin to bloom. Readers can see this in the photo I took on May 13th (as opposed to the "green garter" I do later as the shoots grow).
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In my greenhouse, I have ten fruit-bearing vines. Along with the greenhouse cultivation of grapes, I have been trying for the second year to master the wall method of growing this southern culture. Four vines are now growing on this near-wall area near the house (there is no room for more). These are Dvietsky, Sharova's Riddle, Russian Karinka and Aleshenkin.
I would like to share with the readers my joy: the grape seedling of the Zagadka Sharov variety, which I purchased from the wine grower Mikhail Viktorovich Solovyov in the fall, successfully overwintered in the cellar. Then I temporarily moved him to the greenhouse for the period when I was doing the "dry garter" there. This variety gave buds, and then I transplanted it from the greenhouse into the open ground on the wall area, which was laid two years ago. The seedling Sharov's Riddle has taken root, three inflorescences have already appeared on it.
And in the greenhouse, many vines after June 1, including the Violet Augustov, Rusbol, Krasa Severa varieties, grew by 1.7 meters by the middle of the month.
Grapes in the wall culture
Grapes grow near the wall of the house
Vines after a dry spring garter
This is what grapes look like in a greenhouse at the end of the season