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  1. Dustyfj

    New Maryland Vineyard

    Epic weekend, planted the last of the 278 vines for this year. Waiting on some bamboo for the last grow tubes and I’m short a few trellis posts but things are shaping up.
  2. Dustyfj

    New Maryland Vineyard

    78 more vines in the ground. Just beat some heavy rains. Super tired again...
  3. Dustyfj

    New Maryland Vineyard

    Not at all...I’m probably behind the curve on that one. I’ve got some time to figure it out right? Maybe a couple weeks or longer before first application? Post bud break right?? any help you can give is appreciated.
  4. Dustyfj

    New Maryland Vineyard

    We got all 430 holes drilled in a single weekend. Now to wait on delivery of the next 179 plants. im starting to get worried about plumbing and setting all these posts. That feels like a task all to itself! more to do, super beat...
  5. Dustyfj

    New Maryland Vineyard

    150 more holes drilled today, 50 Chardonnay in the ground, 30 trellis posts loosely in holes at correct height, 140 bamboo steaks set busy day!
  6. Dustyfj

    New Maryland Vineyard

    It does pretty well, I’m backing straight up the rows so I don’t have to do much maneuvering. first 50 vines in the dirt. My back is dead 💀💀💀 50 more tomorrow!
  7. Dustyfj

    New Maryland Vineyard

    Oh my gosh this is going to take forever...6 holes done 400ish to go (thank you to my awesome neighbor for loaning me the machine)
  8. Dustyfj

    New Maryland Vineyard

    About half from Herman Wiemer and half still on the way from double A. I spaced the deliveries apart so I can get these in the ground.
  9. Dustyfj

    New Maryland Vineyard

    First shipment of vines came in the mail! Laid out some post with my helpers!
  10. Dustyfj

    New Maryland Vineyard

    Just getting back from vacation. The burn down chemical worked nicely. Did some mowing and raking. Looking forward to planting.
  11. Dustyfj

    New Maryland Vineyard

    Naa, it’s this thing. Like $110 from tractor supply
  12. Dustyfj

    New Maryland Vineyard

    I’ll need to upgrade our spray set up, but here is what we are working with now.
  13. Dustyfj

    New Maryland Vineyard

    I’m planning on using an auger for all the holes. I picked up some RN18 (Glufosinate) and a 15 gallon sprayer from tractor supply. Then sprayed an 18” wide strip all the way up and down the rows. Hopefully that works. 4 weeks between now and digging the holes, so fingers crossed.
  14. Dustyfj

    New Maryland Vineyard

    In Maryland you have to get a pesticide applicator license to get most of the needed pesticides. I’ve got my test scheduled for April 12 and the license should be a few weeks after that. I’m starting to worry because we are planing in about a month and I still have grass everywhere. I have been...
  15. Dustyfj

    New Maryland Vineyard

    Snowy delivery of the trellis equipment today. Intended to take delivery out back in the gravel turn around but it didn’t seem like the 44’ trailer could make it across our driveway culvert. Very tricky to navigate the delivery guys duelly around the snowy field. Shout out to my neighbor for...
  16. Dustyfj

    New Maryland Vineyard

    We’re you using the three point hitch mounted auger? Those things have very mixed reviews. I’m wondering how well they work.
  17. Dustyfj

    New Maryland Vineyard

    I ordered 4”x8’ round wood posts. My neighbor one of those small walk behind bobcats. (He calls it a dingo?) We are going to use that to drill all 300++ holes for the vines and trellis posts. I think the bit he has is too big 12” diameter. I need to either source a smaller bit or buy the three...
  18. Dustyfj

    New Maryland Vineyard

    Ordered trellis parts from kencove. Working on the pesticide applicator license now. Also waiting for last soil sample to come back. looking forward to planting.
  19. Dustyfj

    New Maryland Vineyard

    Laid our the rows and some of the vines. Even 9’ feels pretty tight.
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