[NAFEX] grape cultivars

Doreen Howard gardendiva at charter.net
Tue Sep 18 17:52:14 EDT 2007

Ginda Fisher wrote:

There's no practical way to fence anything on my property, but this  grape 
vine is growing on an ornamental archway, and fencing it would make it 
impossible to pass from one area of the yard to another, not to mention 
looking really weird. Even if I did fence it, the vine is close enough to 
some nearby oaks that the squirrels can certainly jump to it.

I had a similar problem with my grapes, even though they are on the 
three-wire systems within a fenced veggie garden.  Critters are persistent. 
After losing all my grapes last year to these pests, I did what my 
Grandfather did in the 1940's.  I wrapped each cluster in a wax paper 
sandwich bag when they began to put on size.  I secured the top of each bag 
at the stem with a clothes pin.  It worked!  I've been harvesting grapes 
galore, and they are plenty sweet.
Doreen Howard
Zone 4b-5a, WI-IL Border

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