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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2015 7:00 pm    Post subject: Grapes Reply with quote

I've always wanted to give grapes a go so when I seen two tiny ones on the discount self for a euro I whipped them up I planted one outside and one in the greenhouse. The one outside isn't much bigger but the one in the greenhouse has started to produce fruit I'm so excited about this Very Happy and really want them to do well any tips to keep them going?


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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2015 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have not grown them myself, but used to look after them at work. The roots need cold in the winter, so the ones on the orangery were planted outside, then trained through a hole at the base into the warmth. The gap was filled with rockwool, to retain warmth . You might be able to do the same with the greenhouse. They need hard pruning, back to a basic framework in the winter/early spring. Either that, it's much the same as other fruit. General fertilising, high potash feed at flowering time, and lots of water when the fruits begin to swell.
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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2015 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have wood ash from the stove saved for the high-potash feed. That's what my dad used, so if it worked for him.......
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