jamie goode's wine blog: Wild vineyard

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Wild vineyard

Visited my allotment vineyard for the first time in a while. It's pretty difficult trying to work organically when (a) you haven't got much time and (b) when it has rained for most of June. My sole defence against oidium (a fungal disease that affects Vitis vinifera vines) is sulfur, and when you apply this in the rain it gets washed off. I applied some more today, but there are already signs of oidium on some of the grapes. Not good. The vines are also amazingly vigorous, and you can hardly tell where one starts and one ends. Next year I'll try to implement a vertical trellis and grow the vines in neat hedges. I'll likely have plenty of time to spend on the allotment then.

Aside: Nice to see the sunshine again after so long.

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At 7:41 PM, Anonymous vineyards said...

Really interesting to see you grow it all organic. What else do you you in stead of the pestasides used on so many "standard" vineyards?
Since you havent installed and tressils yet I understand that it must be pretty newly planted. Im really keen on your little project so I guess I will have to follow it closely :)


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