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    vine disease?

    Let us know how it works out. I can notice the difference in as little as one day. The leaves look greener, healthier and more vibrant after spraying them with nettle tea. Another plus is nettle contains sulfur so it acts as a fungicide as well. Sent from my iPhone using Wine Making
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    vine disease?

    I just fill a glass jar full of leaves and fill with water them let it sit in the sun for two weeks then mix with water at a 1:10 ratio. 1 part nettle to ten parts water. Fresh nettle is better than dried. It's a weed here as well and grows everywhere. They say to use the plants before they...
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    vine disease?

    Try a orange rind tea and spray as a foliar fertilizer if you want to. F.F has the advantage of getting the nutrients direct to the leaves. Then look at getting more potassium into the soil. Try stinging nettle tea as well. It also has lots of potassium plus the plants seem to love it. I know...
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    How sturdy does a 20' trellis need to be?

    My trellis system was a mess when I first took over and it still is. We have about 1 to 1.5 meters of humus on top of granite slab. It seems the more we try to tighten it the looser it gets. I've even tried to fill some in with concrete and it still comes loose. A hand auger won't break...
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    Vineyard Update: What have you done?

    Merlot which had the shortest roots are also behind in growth. Sent from my iPhone using Wine Making
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    Vineyard Update: What have you done?

    These pics were from a week ago, just now finding time to upload them. Newly planted Chardonnay which had the longest roots so they were the first to sprout and have the most growth. Spider on new Cab/Sauv One of the old timers still producing (even had to thin a few clusters) Fixing...
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    How long?

    Make sure you keep them wet so the roots don't dry out. They should start growing as soon as the roots start to grow and if you have warm temps. Two or three weeks should be the max before you see something growing. Sent from my iPhone using Wine Making
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    Vineyard From the Beginning- Grapeman

    Looks great to me. I wish my vineyard was flat. It would make things so much easier to get machinery in there. Plus I would never have to worry about losing my footing and taking out a few rows, which comes really close to happening every time I put on my backpack sprayer. Sent from my...
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    Who has pruned their vines already?

    I'm already cluster thinning, controlling suckers and removing laterals. The new vines are looking good as well. Sent from my iPhone using Wine Making
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    2nd year cuttings pruning

    Agree, again. More foliage =more energy to produce deep roots. Don't worry about controlling them until they are established and producing fruit. Sent from my iPhone using Wine Making
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    Treating bare root vines at planting with fungicide

    I've only heard that BDX cause damage if it's too hot regardless of the age, never heard of it damaging new vines but I could be wrong. That's why I always spray at dusk just to be safe. A safer alternative is nettle tea which also helps to improve sap flow and strengthen the plants own...
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    What fertilizer for Marquette?

    Once again I agree with grapeman, it makes no sense to fertilize unless you know what your lacking. Too much vigor is a bad thing. Get a soil test and if you must or feel the need to feed then use compost tea as your feeding the soil which will feed the plants. Sent from my iPhone using Wine...
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    Treating bare root vines at planting with fungicide

    Just make sure it's not too hot when you spray, preferably at dusk. Sent from my iPhone using Wine Making
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    Who has pruned their vines already?

    That really sucks, let's hope some suckers push through. Don't cont them as dead just yet. Sent from my iPhone using Wine Making
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    Vineyard Update: What have you done?

    Finally getting some much needed rain an normal temps. April was hot and dry, not good for new vines. Plus they are rebuilding the main water line and road meaning no water and no access with anything other than your own two feet. We have to carry water from a stream 150 meters away. All the...
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