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reliance grapevine

Posted by queenskitchen 6B/7 (NYC) (My Page) on
Tue, Apr 16, 13 at 13:52

I have a reliance grapevine that i planted last year. it is just looking like it is about to grow from a bud. It only grew about 1 foot last year and different sources say to either cut it all the way down to prompt it to grow quicker, or to just let it keep growing.

should i cut it down? It is in part shade and may have been out competed for nutrients from the grass around it (that may be why it didn't grow as much).


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RE: reliance grapevine

Can you move it to sun?

The vine will grow in shade, but your grapes won't be sweet.


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RE: reliance grapevine

  • Posted by fruitnut z7b-8a,4500ft SW TX (My Page) on
    Tue, Apr 16, 13 at 16:02

You've got to change something. Growing one foot a year is like eating once a week. Just cutting it back, which is the right thing to do normally, won't improve growing conditions. It needs more sun, water, and/or nutrients.


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RE: reliance grapevine

the only place i can move it would be to a container for more sun. I has intended to use this as a fence and I will mix in a bunch of osmocote around the vine. it got plenty of water. Actually, come to think of it, it may have been accidentally mowed last year about a month or two into the growing season.


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