A Sight You Have Not Seen Before
February 22, 2021 3:53pm CST
Please have a close look and tell me what you think the photo shows. I don’t know in which other countries you can find such a sight. I could only find France besides Germany. What I do know, though, is that you can’t find it in countries which have a warm climate. - - - - - - - - - - - - Well? Have you realised that you’re looking at a vineyard where ovens with open fires are put between the rows of vines when there is danger of frosty nights? I live near the city of Stuttgart which is famous not only for Mercedes, Porsche and Bosch but also for vineyards near the city and even inside the city boundaries. As it is too risky to leave the budding vines unprotected in frosty nights, heating systems have been installed. There are not only open fires but also tubes lying on the ground which keep the roots warm. My husband whose father was a vintner on the Mediterranean Italian island of Sardinia found this hilarious. Frosty temperatures are not an issue there where gardeners harvest the first fresh peas in January! The problem in the south of Italy is not to keep the vines warm in winter but to keep the workers from melting during the grape harvest in September. --- Photo: landundforst.de
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• Wapello, Iowa
@bunnybon7 already mentioned that we do the same thing in Florida to protect oranges when it gets too cold. We call them smudge pots. But they seem to be pretty much the same thing. Smudge Pot A smudge pot (also known as a choofa or orchard heater) is an oil-burning device used to prevent frost on fruit trees. Usually a smudge pot has a large round base with a chimney coming out of the middle of the base. The smudge pot is placed between trees in an orchard. The burning oil creates heat, smoke, carbon dioxide, and water vapor. It was believed that this oil burning heater would help keep the orchard from cooling too much during the cold snaps.
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interesting photo. Never saw anything like that, though something similar was a cemetery but it looks like a purgatory. This one is a nice view because the lights are almost symmetrical and balance. Never thought that this would be a vineyard