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  1. May 21, 2019 #41

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

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    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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  2. May 22, 2019 #42

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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.
     
  3. May 22, 2019 #43

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    Well, I've got the Cab Franc in for this year (as well as others). Here's a shot.

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    A booger’s yard than I have and no shay Oaks to keep you cool.
     
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    Should be bigger and shady, the finger is faster than the proofreader.
     
  6. Jun 15, 2019 #46

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    4343B0D2-3CC5-46DE-9F56-8DC27709BD87.jpeg Three and four year old Marquette grapes on south facing slope, about 60 vines.
     

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  7. Jun 15, 2019 #47

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    I like the fence!
     
  8. Jul 11, 2019 #48

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    Interesting method....
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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
     
  10. Jul 13, 2019 #50

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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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