When Will the Vines Go In?
"When will the vines go in?" If I had a dollar for every time I've been asked that question over the last few months........
I spent a good deal of time explaining the delayed planting due to the extended rainy season. The fact that we are a very small customer competing with the vast Napa clientele who wanted their vineyards planted exacerbated the situation but...who cares?
Finally, we planted our 3000 vines on June 28. Eight young men from Napa did the work in an amazing time. I only wish we had that kind of vineyard talent here in the Foothills.
If planting the vineyards was not enough, the following day, June 29 - a crew of six men placed all of the 18" cartons over the vines to initiate the first growth (a nursery "hot house" effect) as well as keeping the rabbits and deer away.
Stay tuned for next weeks blog as we anticipate the first vine shoots!
A farmer's day is never over till it's over (Yogi Berra with a Peter Story twist)