Friday, July 11, 2014

Another new vineyard parcel

Last year, one of the vineyard parcels out back was ripped up. The vines were, apparently, suffering from some kind of fungus that could not be treated. Out they came, and the field was left fallow over the winter. Since then, it's been plowed a few times to keep the weeds down. Last week, after another plowing, new vines were planted.

I didn't have my camera while they were planting, but I got a photo of the finished vineyard later.

The new vines are about a foot tall and were set into forty or so rows by a machine that was pulled by a tractor. I saw two women on the back of the tractor setting the small vines into the machine while it was driven slowly up and down the rows. The grower and a few more people were out walking behind, I assume to ensure that each new vine plant was properly set. They also had some kind of solar powered contraption that I'm guessing was a GPS to guide the placement and spacing of the vines. The result is a new vineyard parcel that will be producing grapes in a few years.

3 comments:

  1. I like it at my place there aren'tany vineyards.

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  2. It will be fun to watch the progress via your blog.

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