[NAFEX] Rhubarb under grapevines

Thomas Olenio tolenio at sentex.net
Fri Apr 11 17:18:31 EDT 2003


Hi Lon,

I top dress my grapes with composted sheep manure every year, is that
too much fertilizer?  About 2" thick, in a 1' circle around vine.

Just had a great surprise!  A lot of the potted plants I have in the
unheated garage are starting to bud out.

Later,
Tom

Thanks,
Tom

"Lon J. Rombough" wrote:

> Light isn't the problem, fertilizer is.  Rhubarb likes LOTS of
> fertilizer - rotted manure, that sort of thing.  Plant it near the
> grapes and you will overfertilize them in the process, making them too
> vigorous and disrupting fruit set.
>
>      -Lon Rombough
>
> Grapes, writing, consulting, my book, The Grape Grower, at
> http://www.bunchgrapes.com
>
> From: "Joe Hecksel" <jhecksel at voyager.net>
>
>      Reply-To: North American Fruit Explorers
>      <nafex at lists..ibiblio.org>
>      Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2003 16:51:52 -0400
>      To: "North American Fruit Explorers"
>      <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
>      Subject: [NAFEX] Rhubarb under grapevines
>
>
>      Hello:
>
>      Does anybody have experience planting rhubarb under
>      grapevines?
>
>      I bought a package of rhubarb seed and now have 14 plants.
>      I am
>      looking for a place to put them.  The grapes are primarily
>      French-
>      American hybrids trained to Geneva Double Curtain.
>
>      It certainly looks like there will be plenty of light until
>      June 15, or
>      so and I much prefer rhubarb to nettles, thistles and catnip
>      that now
>      want to grow there.
>
>      Any comments or observations will be appreciated.
>      --
>      Joe Hecksel
>      Personal Webpage http://my.voyager.net/~jhecksel
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