I just talked to one fellow who has a local vineyard. He said:
1. Only two end posts are needed. The middle posts can be smaller or use metal posts.
2. The posts can be 10' long with about 2' in ground.
3. He uses treated lumber, either round or square. He said we can get those posts at HD...
I need to set my trellis. Waited too long.
This is going to be 3 rows, each about 15 vines. So total about 45. Most are Marquette and some table grapes. The spacing is 8' and I'm thinking about high cordon trellis.
1. What is the best way for the end post? Deadman's...
I'm located in central NJ, near Princeton area. Most leaves have dropped. After a week or two, I'm going to cut the tops and get prepared to dig them up for new homes....
Let me know if anyone is still interested. Most of the table grape plants are very large and vigorous. Marquette still...
I'm going to move those vines this dormant season. They get big and big each year. I can sell them at eBay if I need to.
I already get Hardy Chicago. VdB is fine. Really want to build up my fig collections.
I started those grape vines about 4-5 years ago. Those are the extras that I do not need. I can dig up in the fall in dormant season. Here is what I get:
I have multiple of each variety.
Some are very large and the middle ones are...
Did you harden the vines before you put them out in the field?
This is my vine holding area. I planted them about one week ago, all are still good. I started about 75 cuttings and lost about 2 or 3 of them in total. Happy about it.
Does the steel pipe rust over time? I try to find some used large metal pipes, just not sure if they rust.
From what I see, commercial vineyards use treated fence posts. They look stronger than the 4x4x8' posts sold at the big box stores.