[NAFEX] Grapes in zone 3

Jay Cutts orders at cuttsreviews.com
Wed Nov 25 12:53:36 EST 2009

Did the moth balls work?    Seems like the minute you do something to 
protect a plant, you also get rodent damage. 



Jay Cutts
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Jim Fruth wrote:
>     Back when I had extra time, I experimented with growing table grapes 
> here in zone 3.  When Winter approached, before the ground froze, I loosened 
> the soil at the base of each plant so I could tip them over without breaking 
> stem or roots.  I weighted the plants down with pipes and fence posts and 
> sprinkled moth balls to keep the rodents out.  I put tarps over the plants 
> and covered each tarp with a generous helping of leaves - the first year I 
> learned to not put the leaves directly atop the plants because many vines 
> rotted or molded.
>     If I left the tarps in place too long in the Spring, the vines molded so 
> I tried to uncover them when average temperatures reached the upper 20's F.
> Jim Fruth
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