How to start your own vineyard?
If you have the land, and you have decided to start planting a small vineyard, we will guide you with a few simple steps so that you can make a good planting.
The vine, in general, is a very rustic plant that adapts to most conditions, both weather and soil.
Establishing a small vineyard, either for consumption of its fresh grapes, or to make your own wine is very simple.
Here we guide you in a few simple steps for the first contact. In this same blog you can expand and deepen information about the vineyard plantation.
Growing the vine step by step
1.Clean the land , both of plant debris and stones …
2.Prepare the ground : A deep work (40 to 80 cm) that de-compacts the soil to facilitate the development of the plants.
3.Select the variety you want to plant.
4.Make a small plan on the paper to know approximately where and how many plants you need. (See the next point: How many vine plants can fit on my plot?).
5.Mark the site of each plant with tutors in the field, be sure to leave the steps for machinery and service roads.
6.Order your plants , make the holes, introduce the plants, cover them with fresh soil and add water. Make sure the plants keep the roots moist.
7.At the arrival of spring, apply a base fertilizer at the rate of 5 grams per plant with the fertilizer diluted in 10 liters of water. 10 liters of mixture per plant. Repeat the operation during the summer months.
8.Keep the plot clean of weeds.
9.Observe the plants so they are healthy. Detect stains on leaves, eaten leaves…. and carry out some phytosanitary treatment during the summer if necessary.
Under normal conditions you should have the first grapes in the second spring after planting.