How to Grow Grapes Cuttings


How
to Grow Grapes Plants
indoor is a slow and meaningful project.


If you have home grown grapes; and you wish to create one or more new vines for stocks every year; then you can choose to experience this grapevine propagation process.


Propagating Grapes Projects

Learn how to grow grapes from cuttings and root in sandy soilCutting Rooted after 77 days


        Project One
        (picture 1 above)
Atmosphere: Mid-summer
Temperature: Above 30°C
Place: Greenhouse
Cuttings: One inch above and below a strong knot


  How to Grow Grapes Indoor


                Steps

1. Select some strong young cuttings during your first pruning.

2. Prepare an earth-pot of damp sandy soil.

3. Keep in a sheltered place.

4. Sprinkle rain water when the temperature is too high.


                Result
Healthy vines in pot would take about 77 days to be well rooted.




          Project 2

        (above picture 2)

Atmosphere: Early Autumn
Temperature: Above 20°C
Place: In house


              Steps
1. Choose the grape cuttings from the matured vines during your second pruning; usually after harvest or when the leaves are gone.

2. Put all cuttings in a cup of shallow tap water indoor.

3. Change water everyday.





Obervation



  • Only plant 1 and 2 were living

  • Plant one was rooted after 21 days from the first day of cutting (17th September 2010)

  • 1st leaf was shown on 6th November from the knot; however; it was unhealthy and eventually gone

  • Plant 2 shown a side shoot on 20th November 2010

  • Plant 2 (picture 3)
    Started to root on 27th January 2011 (after 131 days from first day)

  • On the day 95 shown a healthy young plant with solid roots and pretty leaves




Transplant into
Greenhouse
(below picture 4)
Temperature: 26°C
Humidity: 33%


How to Grow Grapes in Greenhouse and in House


     
         Soil Preparaton

Worm composted soil plus hydroponic balls

             Steps
1. Re-pot in a taller plastic
container in spring.

2. Feed plenty of water.

3. Provide a bamboo stick for the plant to lean.

4. Re-pot to an earth-pot in autumn and go in house.

           
            Obervation

The tiny vines shown up on day 54.




In house (above picture 5-6)
Temperature: Non-heated 17-19°C
Fresh air supplied minimum 2 hours everyday
Support: A plastic coded iron stick


Obervation

  • Plant shown healthy on day 55 after transplant

  • Grape leaves were drying-up on 30th Decmber 2011

  • Start trellis support with bamboo sticks to train the young vines

  • Three knots were in the progress of forming

  • Young vine was expanded on 15th January 2012

  • Give more support when the length of vine was extended on 19th January

  • The knot three were firmed on 21st February

  • The well-ripened fibrous roots were ready on 20 March 2012

  • Transfer the plant to a frost free, cold and wind protected area on a sunny day and temperature was about 17°C




      Project Achievements
1. You can learn about leaf-development and the formation of roots.

2. You know how to set-up grape trellis to support the young grape plant.

3. You know how to train grape vines on a wall.

4. You know where and when to feed water to a young grape cane.

5. You know intensive care must be taken at the stage of supports.



Extra Watering Tips
Constant watering on the tender roots and keep the soil moist

Feed water 3 times a day on those knots and joints
Set side shoots in position and tie loose


   DIY Grape Vine Trellis

1. Follow closely to the development of the vines.

2. Follow the curves; and lay them with the bamboo stakes,
lean them firmly against a wall.

3. Extend the length and width as and when it is needed.






You can further experience raising young grape plants by layers from old vines; or germinating from grape seed; if you have further interest, time and patient.


You can also set-up a nursery section to manage grape canes for all your family and friends.



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