Propagating Grape Vines Through Greenwood Cuttings – Video

I took a short video today of some grape vine cuttings I'm attempting to root. Grape vines root easily from greenwood cuttings or from hardwood cuttings. I prefer the greenwood cutting method just because they seem to root a lot faster and I get the pleasure of faster gratification! Hopefully in about 6 weeks I'll have some rooted grape vine cuttings that I can pot up then plant this fall. Here's the video, thanks for watching!   Rooting Grape Vines from Greenwood Cuttings

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Planting Bareroot Grape Vines

Grape vines area great edible plant to add to the garden. Grape vines can be used in many ways and have the attributes of an ornamental plant with high value as an edible plant. As an edible plant grapes can be used to make wine, juice, and their leaves are edible making them an interesting choice for wrapping food inside to create stuffed grape leaves. As an ornamental grapes can cover arbors, decorate pergolas, or dress up trellises. When planting grapes you want to give them every chance at a great start so in this post you can see how I planted a bareroot 'Marquette' grape vine in the garden. Grape vines are usually shipped bareroot. Bareroot simply means there isn't any soil material. This saves on shipping costs and prevents the transfer of insects or disease through the soil. Usually they will be packed in plastic with a moist…

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Propagating Grape Vines through Greenwood Cuttings

Last week I made some cuttings of my 'Concord' grape vine in an attempt to make a few more vines. Grapes are great edible plants to have in the garden whether you like eating them at the table, making juice, or even making wine.  They like a full sun location and can be bothered by several kinds of pests including the Japanese beetle.  The deer seem to have enjoyed our vines quite a bit over the years and so I've never gotten a harvest.  Hopefully this year will be different! How to Propagate Grapes from Greenwood Cuttings I took about 6 cuttings from the grape vine.  I chose cuttings that were thick enough to stand upright when stuck in my medium.  The cuttings were all greenwood which means they were relatively new growth.  If the leaves were small I left one alone and removed the rest.  If the leaves were…

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Propagating Grape Vines with Greenwood Cuttings

I'm always looking for new plants to experiment on to see if I can get them to root.  Yesterday I took some cuttings from a grape vine at my mom's house.  Grape vines are pretty popular with home gardeners who want to grow their own food in the backyard so I thought I'd give them a try.  I haven't successfully rooted grape vines before so these cuttings are somewhat of an experiment! These are most likely from a Concord grape. How to Root Greenwood Grape Vine Cuttings First I trimmed off a few branches that needed removed.  Grapes need frequent maintenance pruning to get them to grow in a form that will maximize their fruiting!  From those trimmings I selected several 3 node sections. On the top node of the grape cutting I retained one leaf and because of its size I cut it back significantly to reduce water loss.…

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