Grape Plant's Care...

@Mitraa (3188)
India
April 25, 2007 12:06pm CST
Out of curiosity, I have collected a grape plant about less than two years back. It has been planted near a small water overflow stream in our garden. What I find now is that it has began to grow a little better in the last two months. Though the climate of my place doesn't favor grapes' production, still then it is an experiment for me. Please send your comment or advice on this small experiment for me about more care of the 'Grape Plant'.
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@smacksman (6074)
25 Apr 07
We call them a grape vine here. I have one at the bottom of my garden which is a long way from water. I don't think they need much water once they are established. When they die back in the winter prune them hard back. When the fruit starts, nip off all but one bunch per shoot as it is better to have less but good fruit rather than many little grapes. When the grapes are nearly ripe, cover them with netting to keep the birds off. They will tell you when they are ripe!
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@deebomb (15323)
• United States
15 Nov 07
You trying to raise grapes reminds me of my dad and his grapes. Back in Nebraska there are areas that wild grapes grow. On day when i went over to my dad's he had all these jars setting around with what looked like small pieces of fire wood in them. I ask him if he was trying to grow fire wood so he wouldn't have to cut any more. He was trying to root those wild grapevines. I don't remember if they ever rooted but e had a good laugh about it because he was always trying to grow trees and just about everything else.
@mehale (2200)
• United States
25 Apr 07
Grape vines seem to do better if they are cut way back in the winter months when they die back. It also takes time for them to become large plants - they grow very slowly.