bottled grapes

Ginda Fisher ginda at concentric.net
Mon May 28 08:28:30 EDT 2001


Thanks.  I'm surprised the raccoons don't figure out how to pull off the
bottles.  I will try it this year.  I have only one vine, and it is
small - I shouldn't let it crop heavily enough to be a huge pain to
cover even if it was willing to.

Ginda

Bill Dailey wrote:
> 
> Hi Ginda,
>         You can see a picture of the soda bottles in action at
> 
> http://www.sas.upenn.edu/~dailey/picturegallery.html
> 
> Check out the bottom of the page.  Also, go back to the main byfg
> page to get other good links.
> 
> As far as when to do this, I typically will wait until the fruit has
> gotten mostly grown but still green.  That way I can spray for fungus
> or bugs until then.  Then I take a 2 liter clear soda bottle and cut
> off the the bottle at the neck so that I remove the screw threads
> which are hard to cut.  Then I slice the bottle down most of the way,
> poke several holes in the bottom to remove any condensation, and then
> just slip it over the bunch, and supporting the bottle or clipping it
> to a branch.  This works wonders for getting a full crop but it can
> be a pain if you have a lot of bunches.
> 
> Bill



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