The Vineyard in March
What’s going on in the Vineyard
It has been a few month since the last musings, but we have been
busy in the Vineyard again, getting ready for the 2023 season.
This time of year is pruning, where we cut off last years growth or
canes back to the trunk apart from 1 cane which will be this years
growing cane. This cane normally has 5 or 7 nodes (or growing points),
which in late March to early April will form the new canes for the
canopy for the year. The 2022 canes are pulled out from the trellis and
have to be mowed down as they will carry diseases which will carry
over in to this years crop, so has to be mowed back into the ground.