https://youtu.be/PdpjvB5O0oc We show how to build a simple trellis, prune young vines, and train them to the trellis. We then take a look at what pruning looks like on more established vines. To add these trellised grapes to our foodscape, we planted one vine bareroot in March of 2018 and two potted vines in June... Continue Reading →
https://youtu.be/pTPCJNE5MJk We give a tour of our frontyard foodscape in early May. Featured items include tomatoes planted early with the aid of red plastic mulch, perennial vegetables (asparagus & artichoke), strawberries, peas on a DIY trellis, a grape vine and eight fruit trees including three espalier fruit trees.
Grape vines are fascinating plants. When our two small vines grew eight feet in their first season, our “grape vines would be cool” approach quickly turned into “uh, ….turns out we need a drastically bigger support structure”. In the fall of 2014, I started researching grape arbors. I found lots of general information online, but... Continue Reading →
Our interest in gardening dates back to a community garden that we participated in while living in graduate housing during my graduate studies at the University of Minnesota. From our first plot in 2011 we were blown away by the incredible taste of the vegetables that we grew 25 feet from our apartment. Who knew... Continue Reading →