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How to grow grapes at home easily

Then we have the question of whether it is possible to grow grapes at home easily and actually clear that it is possible, however to sow and harvest grapes successfully requires selecting the right variety depending on where we live.

When we think about growing grapes, those green or purple table grapes immediately come to mind, the kind of grapes that are eaten fresh, that are used for jams and jellies or even in the making of a good wine.

Grapes grow almost anywhere in the world, but you have to choose those that best suit the local conditions of heat in the summer or cold in the winter, that is, your planting calendar.

 

Tips for growing grapes at home easily

Another important thing to know about growing grapes at home is that they need a lot of sun, regardless of the region where you live, in addition to a soil with good drainage that is free of weeds since the last thing we want is competition for water and nutrients.

Planting grapes

Grapes should be planted in the spring, as it is in this season when they find the largest variety of bare root grapes available. As the grapes are planted, it is necessary to cut the existing root to a measure of 6 inches. This is done with the intention of animating the roots to grow near the trunk. The roots of one can grow very deep, so the better the soil, the better crops you will have.

Feeding the grapes

During the first two or three years, in the spring, it is necessary to apply a nitrogen-based fertilizer. If the grapes do not look vigorous and healthy, they will most likely require a good fertilizer.

Pruning the grapes

To grow grapes at home it is necessary to make sure you have the supports in place before planting the grapes. In vertical trellises, branches that have grown from the previous year should be selected to grow along the threads on the trellis or fence. Like a fence, the trellis can have two or three levels, while the central stem is allowed to grow to the next level.

Now, if you want to see the grapes hanging down from above, you have to make the grapes grow that way, so you have to keep shortening the branches and select only some to secure them to the metal or wood.

In fact, one of the key points in the cultivation of grapes has to do with good pruning practices. Grape pruning and cultivation techniques may seem complicated but they don’t really have to be. Each latency period, it is necessary to keep some stems that grew last year, and place them on the wires or on the trellis. Most likely, it will be necessary to shorten them so that they can be adapted to the available space.

Prue everything else outside because despite being strange to see how much goes is cut, in reality this will make the grapes grow better as a result of good pruning. After this you will begin to see shoots, each of which in turn will produce several shoots that will grow with the leaves and flowers.

Finally it is important to know that you can have an over-production of grapes, which is not necessarily a good thing since it can cause a poor quality fruit. To avoid this it is necessary to thin the clusters of flowers that look like deformed clusters, in addition to also cutting fruit that develop poorly.

 

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Robert Asprin, APD is a non-dieting Accredited Practicing Dietitian passionate about inspiring positive changes in eating and lifestyle behaviors to help improve health while nurturing relationships with food and body.

Robert Asprin

Robert Asprin, APD is a non-dieting Accredited Practicing Dietitian passionate about inspiring positive changes in eating and lifestyle behaviors to help improve health while nurturing relationships with food and body.

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