Growing grapes at home? Here’s some tips for you
Grapes can be cultivated during all seasons. We can even easily grow grapes at our courtyards. But there are some important points we have to keep in mind while cultivating grapes at home.
Grapes can be cultivated during monsoon and summer.
Choose a place where sunlight is available aplenty.
A 30 cm-long vine is required for planting. Do not plant raw stem cuttings.
It is ideal to buy rooted vines from nursery for cultivation.
Add topsoil, cow dung powder, neem cake and groundnut cake while planting.
Fix the vine firmly in soil at the centre of the hole.
When grape vines grow, keep only two healthy vines and remove others.
Cut the leafy branches of the vine and build a trellis for supporting the vine.
Cut smaller branches if the vine fails to bear fruits.
Fertilise the plant after pruning. Water the plant twice daily after fertilisation.
Grapes can be cultivated using only organic fertilisers.
Grapes bear fruits thrice in a year.
Use nets to avoid menace of crows and birds.
Apply Bordeaux mixture to prevent fungal diseases and leaf wilt disease.