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Obbnw

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The Orange Butt Bee Nano-Winery, pic from yesterday, vines malbec and tempranillo, 3 years old, location = Salt lake city




Trellis "wire" - 0.25" steel rod 20' lengths, threaded ends, used couplers and end bolts for tensioning. The rods were about $0.15/ft, couplers and bolts were also cheap. Threading the rods was putsy but what else am I gonna do..... I like how it turned out and it is easy to tension/detension. I do see a temperature affect on the tension.

 

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Very neat way to do this. We have Victoria red (2) and Blanc de Blanc (1) vines at this point. Will be adding a few more vines this January. They are 2 and 1 year old, planted in January and I will cut off the grapes for this year as I did for the Victoria Red last year. Looks like you have more Sun than I do as have large Oaks next door. Will be looking at picking some of the red grapes next year. Located near San Antonio, Texas.
 

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Should be bigger and shady, the finger is faster than the proofreader.
 

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Considering my fines are basically in my neighbor's front yard (land is partitioned weird) I don't think he'd appreciate this. :D
 

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So I made a lot of progress today. Got the main and training wires strung. So now just need to finish getting the line posts in (soil is too rocky to pound in, so each one will have to have a 2' deep hole dug). Figured it's far enough along to be semi-photogenic, so here you go.

After putting in the line posts, I'll take care of the grass/weeds along the row. Have a propane torch I'll use to nix what's there, then will pin down some weedblock fabric. Once that's in, I can put in the drip irrigation system (which there's been absolutely no rush for, given how much rain we've been getting. 1.2" just last night.)

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My grapes finally started to turn (tempranillo about 2 weeks back, malbecs about a week back). Hopefully we will pick by October 1, 2 weeks later than last year.
 

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Pinot Grigio vines . I’m just getting started in this hobby but loving everything about it .
 

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My vineyard is 4 years old now. It used to be a field with mostly oak and cherry trees, I had an excavator come in and remove all the stumps before I planted the vines. It faces south but it’s too close to the woods so it doesn’t get much breeze. The soil is mostly very sandy loam. 54 Marquette vines and I just planted ten itasca vines this year, going for mostly top cordon trellis.
 

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Looks like my 10 Marquette vines will arrive tomorrow. My site is less than ideal with lots of sun but rich soil that might be a bit too moist. Might install some drainage if necessary. PH seems to be right around 7. Plan to let grow on the ground for year 1 while TWC trellis gets installed. We are between Montreal and Ottawa. This site has been VERY informative, especially Grapeman's adventures.

A new adventure!

Rob
 

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My husband and I built this wine trellis out of all repurposed material. I know it's not your traditional trellis in terms of height, etc. by I love it and so do the bare-root vines I just planted. Can't wait until it's covered with grapes!

I only have 9 vines overall, all but these planted to grow on the chain link fence around our yard. We're definitely redneck grape growers 🤣🤣🤣

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