I purchased a grape vine plant from a nursery today, its called a vitis vinifera, or Flame Seedless. It seems fairly healthy and I would like to plant it now.
It is midsummer here in So. Cal and averages 80°F in the day. This plant was stored outdoors at the nursery (under shade-screen roof). Do I need to "harden" it before planting it in full sun, by bringing it in and out of the shade?
I am considering planting it up against that stone wall to the right of the raised bed planter, (see pics, full sun 8 hrs./day in summer, faces S.W.) and training it to trail along the fence; perhaps maybe a high trellis built out from the top of fence horizontally a couple feet. Does this seem to be a decent plan?
Rocky clay soil, I will mix in compost and a bit of sand when I plant.