[NAFEX] Grapes in zone 3
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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.
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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
> Brambleberry Farm
> Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
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