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    Have you decided how you're going to train it?


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    I am only learning about grapes this year. Like most things it depends on what you want for the finished product. I was advised to look through u tube vids and if this is the only vine you are likely to have than I think it would be your best option. If however like me you are easily addicted to things and go a little overboard then gets some books from your local library. There seems to be a lack of small scale growing and dessert grape growing, however a lot of wine growing vine books have loads of info that is transferable so don't be put of. The following site is also very helpful for techniques, growing, dif. varieties etc. specialist vine nursery Oh and try not to feel overwhelmed it is just a plant and it is upto you what you do with it. Besides yours is suitable inside or out so not easily killed

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    Yes Jay, its gonna join up with my other one on a two wire set up i think, they look really good though, wouldnt fit in in my garden tho
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    My vines planted outside against my shed south facing,I think it takes about 4 years before they start producing fruit unless that was the result of my pruning? I had 3 bunches of grapes last year,seedless but I thinned them to allow for time for the seeds to swell so they seem seedless but there were seeds there,don't all grapes have seeds in & then growth makes them expand,when you look inside a seedless grape you can see the jelly like seeds. There's a vineyard just up the road from me that does wine tasting you can see the vines from the road it's like being in Italy for a second.
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    Thanks everyone, really appreciate all the help x

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    Default Oh dear, have I made a mistake with my grapevine?

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    About a six weeks ago I bought a 'Vitis Vinifera Regent' grapevine from a local nursery. It's very small. Here is a picture of it from today. Click on the link please --> Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet It's got marigolds around it, please ignore the weeds on the floor, haha

    I read yesterday that grapevines don't do well in pots as their roots like to go very deep down... Is this true? Have I made a mistake by growing it in a pot? Should I plant it out in the same place, but in the earth instead of a pot?

    I'd love your advice please, I have no idea what to do from here

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    If you don't mind modifying one of your greenhouse panels, they prefer their feet in the cool & their heads in the warmth. I had a similar greenhouse on my plot & I cut a 2" hole in one of the panels, planted the grape outside then fed it through the hole so it grew inside. It all depends on the variety.
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    I think you are probably ok for this year but ultimately it would be better in the ground. From what I can gather the best way to plant is to have the roots outside and train the stems inside.
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