That special time of year, the pruning is done, the vines are attached to the wires, and the buds burst into fresh leaves. Each year we plant a mixture of seeds to every 2nd row to increase organic matter and nitrogen. Next month we will lay the crop down so it forms a bed for moisture retention that also encourages micro organism growth. Things you do when you are organic without irrigation. Over the next month vine growth needs to be managed. Unwanted buds/shoots are removed to focus energy on flowering and fruit development. It is also to keep an orderly hedge for even sun exposure down the rows.

Select Language