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Till up grassy lanes between grape vine rows and then replant a cover, or leave alone?

Modern soil management systems have concluded that no-till is the best way to manage your soils. Here's the USDA's take on the practice (geared for traditional farmers, but the benefits would apply to ...
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How to protect garden against wildlife (roe, deer, boar)?

If you can't fence the perimeter, fencing the individual plants would seem to be the only (reliable) option. Solar powered (so no need for electricity from the grid supply) electric fence chargers are ...
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Grape vine in shade predicament, will it fruit?

My vine grows up my porch, facing north west (and I'm located about 50°N). It does get a little summer sun but it's a shady spot. It fruits pretty prolifically -- last year we got over 4 kg in the ...
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Grape vine in shade predicament, will it fruit?

This sounds roughly similar to a tradtional grape arbor situation, where the vines grow up to a latticed support where they spread out, get sun, and create shade below. The parts in the sun (with ...
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Should I prune these branches on my young grapevine?

Once established grape vines can be vigorous, so you need to allow for that in your choice of pruning method. Against a fence, a better option than the one you've shown might be just a single "T&...
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Should I prune these branches on my young grapevine?

Normal advice on pruning grapevines is to do it only in Winter. So be patient, rather than hacking up your new vine now. Choose from the shoots it grows over the rest of the Summer and Fall when you ...
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Can I train new grapevines to be vertical, sturdy and self supporting?

Grapevines produce on their horizontal branches. Trunks will eventually support themselves, but for sturdier growth, they need limbs along their length, not bareness. These points tell you why ...
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Will herbicide damage affect long term grapevine trunk health?

Your grapes will recover. You can check with neighbors as to what they used, probably Roundup, and ask if they'd avoid windy days for spraying. Roundup (glyphosate) is a non-selective herbicide that, ...
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