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Old 04-07-2009, 02:22 PM   #1
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Ok, got mine in yesterday (finally!!)

I've got some sprouts.. do I need to make sure the sprouts are coming up through the soil when planting? or just throw that bad boy in the dirt and let 'er rip
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Old 04-07-2009, 02:28 PM   #2
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I was told to bury them at least 1" deep but read that up to 4" would be good as well. I dug through the mulch in my flower bed and laid down a few inches of miracle grow potting soil. Then I put the rhizome down roots down sprouts up and covered with a couple of inches of the potting soil. I have almost 20 pine trees on my lot so I covered the mound with pine needles to prevent weeds.
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Old 04-07-2009, 03:06 PM   #3
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There's no need to have the sprouts sticking through, but you should be careful not to damage them while burying the rhizome. I've heard a plethora of correct depths, as Belmont mentioned.
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Old 04-07-2009, 05:42 PM   #4
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cool thanks.. should be a fun gardening year.. i have 4 grape vines for some wine & my hops
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How much space do the grape vines take up? How much yield do you get from them?
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planted 8-10 ft apart with a 7ft tall trellis to make it easier to harvest the fruit..
no yield yet, only been planted for about 6 days
however, i know people that have this same variety and they can get up to 110 gallons of wine off 2 vines..
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Old 04-07-2009, 06:51 PM   #7
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wow that is a ton of grapes...
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yea from what i read that's about 500 gallons of ripe grapes

bring that on!!!
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you likely will not see those kinds of yields for several years. I have several different varieties that I have planted over the years and they say it takes about 4-5 yrs bfore they really produce. I think mine were a little quicker than that though.
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I'm hoping to get enough for a 1 gallon batch this season.. and let it sit..
i dont care really.. i'm excited for the little savings that i'll have over the seasons..
and it'll be pretty fun walking out and picking a bunch of grapes for a fruit salad as well
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