How to Manage Pests

Pests in Gardens and Landscapes

Planting

Grapes should be spaced in rows 6 to 12 feet apart with vines 4 to 8 feet apart. Vines need to be planted in full sun to assure fruitfulness. Purchase healthy 1-year-old bare-root vines available from nurseries. Cuttings may also be collected from healthy vines and planted directly where the vines are to grow permanently. Soak roots for 1 to 6 hours if plants appear desiccated at planting time. For bare-root plantings, trim off any broken or damaged roots just above the point of injury. Dig the planting hole two to three times the diameter of the entire plant. Place the bare-root plant so the two buds left to grow are at the soil surface. Irrigate the plants to settle the soil around the roots at planting.

Plant in full sun to assure healthy vines
Plant in full sun to assure healthy vines


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