28 May 2019 • Is it just me? I find it so hard to prune away so much of the vine, especially the trusses, even though I know it means more and bigger grapes. It’s like thinning the veg seedlings... #toughlove #butimagardenwimp
Good to know. We've taken down our arbour to replace it so our grapes have nothing to grow on this year. Not sure how to get a crop at all from our burly knob of a grape plant. It's just sprouting now.
Do Laura. It won't do it any harm. If you want fruit cut out all but two of the shoots from each knobbly bit. Leave one to grow & cut the other back to about 6 leaves. If they flower, cut back to two leaves above the bottom truss & cut any other trusses off. If they don't flower just cut right back to two leaves...I hope that makes sense!! @columbiariver
One of my favourite greenhouse jobs. After pruning the vine you then scrape the stems of old bits of bark to get rid of all the nooks and crannies that mealybugs and other pests would otherwise hide in. 😊
I don't know whether you need or want any advice but if you do... I'd recommend putting it where you can plant it outside and put the main stem through a hole in the wall. That works really well & means you don't have to water it, at least not once it is established. Good luck @kimmy01