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  1. sremick

    New Winexpert Kits

  2. sremick

    New Winexpert Kits

    Same here. I'm done with WE and future kits will be from other companies.
  3. sremick

    Cab Franc vines dead

    I had 4 of the vines I planted last year showing no life so I was certain they were dead. They were lagging way behind, but all have sprung to life at this point. Vines are strange.
  4. sremick

    Training new trunks... prune extras?

    So this year I started over trying to establish my trunks (planted last year). Some of my vines are only putting up 1 new cane :( while others are starting 4 or more. I'm trying to train 2 trunks per vine. For the ones with more than 2, should I pick the two best ones then prune off all the...
  5. sremick

    Help me identify this problem?

    Marquette and Petite Pearl.
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    Help me identify this problem?

    I'm about to start. I have Serenade and copper already on hand. Sounds like those would be good for downy mildew? (I go organic)
  7. sremick

    Help me identify this problem?

    This is only on maybe 1 or 2 of my vines, but looks concerning.
  8. sremick

    Need pruning advise

    That's the best breakdown I've seen of this ever. Makes me feel better about the anchoring I did on my lines, which sort of felt over-engineered. Now I don't feel that. :) (I use angled end post and an anchor, both of which are sunk in 2' into the ground. The auger-anger is actually not screwed...
  9. sremick

    First year vines - Blue-X tube question

    Where are you located?
  10. sremick

    Growing Marquette organically ?

    Is that like being "partially pregnant"? :D
  11. sremick

    When should I start seeing new growth?

    Just an update that all my vines are showing growth at this point. There were three that I was still convinced were dead up until a week or two ago. The spectrum of growth vigor among the vines is quite extreme, though. Some are certainly happier than others.
  12. sremick

    Growing Marquette organically ?

    I have a big bag of Surround to try this year, and am also growing marquette organically in Vermont. I have a cocktail of other things I got late in the season (includes BeetleGone) after I discovered just how bad it was going to get. I'm armed and ready this year. JB's were a nightmare last...
  13. sremick

    Need pruning advise

    Boy, your 1-year marquette vines are a lot further along than mine that I planted last year. They even make special soap to hang for deer. I have some on hand but haven't deployed them yet.
  14. sremick

    Vineyard maintenance Mower question

    If you'd like to think outside the box... after my push mower crapped out, I got one of these: https://egopowerplus.com/power-mowers/ Works great, less maintenance, and cheaper to run. I also got the chainsaw that uses the same battery. They have other tools too. My riding tractor is Cub Cadet...
  15. sremick

    First year vines - Blue-X tube question

    I tried tubes but then found trying to spray down them to be ineffective. It came down to choosing between tubes or getting rid of Japanese beetles. I chose the latter, pruned down to the ground this winter, and am foregoing the tubes this year. Anyone need a bunch of blue tubes? :D
  16. sremick

    Beneficial/cover crops for small vineyards?

    Boy this thread really got de-railed from my original question... heh.
  17. sremick

    Beneficial/cover crops for small vineyards?

    Pretty sure vinegar isn't just a weed-killer... it's an herbicide. So those homemade "weed killer" mixes will actually kill anything that grows. Probably not what you want to be pouring next to your grape vines. Someone can correct me if I'm wrong.
  18. sremick

    When should I start seeing new growth?

    Well I already did winter dormant pruning all the way to 2-3 buds above ground, so I'm hesitant to prune further. :/
  19. sremick

    When should I start seeing new growth?

    Oh phew, I'll wait a bit longer before panicking. :) Weather is supposed to be nice this Saturday so I'll walk the rows again and see if anything's changed since last time.
  20. sremick

    When should I start seeing new growth?

    This is my first spring having the vines already in the ground (planted last year). I did a dormant pruning earlier this year. I'm wondering at what point I should start to see new growth? If all my vines died over winter I'd prefer to know sooner rather than later... I'm located in Vermont...
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