Europe and the West have had a strong tradition of growing
grapes. It is an art that has been passed on from
generation to generation. The art of growing a grape has
gone from just planting to a science. The first thing you
think of when you here someone say he is going to grow
grapes is a large vineyard or a spacious garden. However,
growing a grape can be done in much smaller places. Now
growing a grape can be done in a pot.
The method of growing a grape from a pot began in Victorian
gardens. Growers, in their efforts to supply grapes
throughout the year, devised this method. Aside from keeping
a greenhouse, they also grew them in pots by growing grapes
from pruned stems or vines.
In growing a grape in a pot, a grape cane can be taken from
the main vine without detaching it, and grownin a pot. Since
it is still attached to the vine it can produce fruit, but it
would also grow roots in the pot. The moment the fruit
ripens, the potted vine can be cut off from the main vine.
The potted vine can be used as a centerpiece where fresh
grapes can be picked straight from the plant.
Growing grapes from pots does not only have ornamental
purposes. It can also be an alternative for growing grapes
directly in the ground. Though grape vines may be big
plants, their roots do not consume much space. Growing a
grape in a pot is already enough.
Planting stems, that have been pruned, in containers is
another way of growing grapes from a pot. This method would
need pruned stems of about 12 to 18 inches. There are very
specific instructions to cutting the stem and they need to
be followed: straight at the bottom and slanting on top. But
this method gives fewer yields compared to the previous one.
The flat end should be planted down and one node should be
kept just above the soil.
Growing grapes from pots makes it easier to put it different
locations. A very good way to keep the grapes out of poor
weather would be by growing a grape in a pot.
The following tips should be considered when growing a grape
in a pot:
– Moist soil and silt loam aid in growing a grape. Grapes
don’t need so much fertilizer. It is usually enough to give
the vines fertilizers with low nitrogen content at least
thrice for every growing season. Fertilizers should not be
given by mid-summer to slow down the growth of the vine and
give way to the fruits.
– A trellis is always important in growing a grape even
growing grapes from pots. Growing grapes from pots may need
to be placed near walls for added support.
– Growers should prune the vine even if they’re growing a
grape in pots. If the vines are not pruned then they
wouldn’t be able to bear fruit.
A very rewarding hobby can be growing grapes from pots,
however the growing grape needs a lot of care and the
process is time consuming. But once you get the hang of it,
you’ll soon find ways on how to earn extra cash from growing
a grape right in your home.
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