7 Essential Steps to Growing Grapes

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If done in a correct way growing grapes can be very rewarding without all of the frustrations. Grapes are much more adaptable than most people think, and can be grown in most parts of the country, but you have to have some knowledge. I put together a list of steps that are essential in growing grapes.

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7 Essential Steps to Growing Grapes

  1. 1. 7 Essential Steps To Growing Grapes If done in a correct way growing grapes can be very rewarding without all of the frustrations. Grapes are much more adaptable than most people think, and can be grown in most parts of the country, but you have to have some knowledge. I put together a list of steps that are essential in growing grapes.
  2. 2. 7 Essential Steps to Growing Grapes #1 You must know the area in which you live. This is essential for picking the variety of grape and getting your soil perfect for you grapes to thrive.
  3. 3. 7 Essential Steps to Growing Grapes #2 Proper planning is an essential step. Picking out that perfect spot for your vineyard, with the slope you want, the size you want, etc. The more planning you do, the better off you will be later on.
  4. 4. 7 Essential Steps to Growing Grapes #3 Building a good solid trellis system is a must. Grapes have a lifespan of 20 to 30 years, so you want your trellis system to last as long as possible.
  5. 5. 7 Essential Steps to Growing Grapes #4 Caring for your grapes after they are established is essential. If you neglect pruning and the everyday tasks involved in growing grapes, your vineyard will soon overtake your landscape and get out of control.
  6. 6. 7 Essential Steps to Growing Grapes #5 Knowing when to harvest your grapes is essential. Grapes do not ripen any more when they are picked like most fruit, so knowing how to tell when they are ready is very important.
  7. 7. 7 Essential Steps to Growing Grapes #6 One step that is often overlooked is learning. The more you learn about grapes and growing grapes the better, so even if you think you know all there is to know, you probably don't. Keep educating yourself. Pay close attention to your vines, they will teach you as well.
  8. 8. 7 Essential Steps to Growing Grapes #7 The single most important step to growing grapes is patience. Grapes will not produce fruit the first year, so having the patience to care for and treat your vines right from start to finish will reward you with an exceptional crop for years to come.
  9. 9. 7 Essential Steps to Growing Grapes There is so much more to growing grapes than listed in this article. But following these seven steps as a guideline will put you on the path to a beautiful and fruitful vineyard.
  10. 10. 7 Essential Steps to Growing Grapes For more informaiton on growing grapes visit http://www.growgreatgrapes.com

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