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  1. Apr 23, 2019 #681

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    Signs of Spring in Northern NM. Marquette is (as usual) first out of the gates. Noiret and Corot Noir are still buttoned up. Ornamental Apple is in full bloom. Average last day of frost is May 7th. We have had late hard freeze (22F) on May 22nd a few years back. If you look close at the hummingbird feeder (left side) you can see a hummer that stopped by right when I was taken the snap of the vine.

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  2. May 4, 2019 #682

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    Well like the song........

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    It's too late to turn back now.........

     
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    I'm at the same stage as well. The closer we get to the middle of May, the better. I have new vines shipping tomorrow, so I'll be busy this week with them. We have had a ton of rain and I'm hoping to get a spray in soon. I've not been able spray for days and as humid as it is, I'll be growing fungus vs. grapes. Got to stay ahead of the DM here.
     
  4. May 5, 2019 #684

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    PS. Your grapes look happy and healthy too.
     
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    One of the benefits of growing grapes in the desert Southwest. Literally zero disease pressure.
     
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    In the Ohio Valley region, if it's not been treated for fungus, then it has fungus. That goes for about everything living.
     
  7. May 22, 2019 at 2:35 AM #687

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    Dodged a bullet this morning. Late cold front came though yesterday and by 7:00pm it was down to 40F. It was solid clouds as well so I was hoping the clouds would hold some heat in and save us. It did. We got down to 34F this morning around 5:00AM and that didn't stay long. Hopefully clear sailing from here until we reach the Monsoon/Hail season.

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    33F for an hour this morning......... Come on Mother Nature it's May the 22nd. Enough!
     

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