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Thread: Just Bought a Grape Vine. How Do I Look After It?

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    Default Just Bought a Grape Vine. How Do I Look After It?

    Hey Folks,

    I'm pretty new to gardening. Currently growing: Courgettes, pansies, sunflowers, beetroot, lilies, strawberries, raspberries, red berries, blackberries and tayberries. So far, they're all doing well apart from the pansies who aren't doing anything at the moment.

    Anyway, more to the point: Today I saw this gorgeous baby grapevine and really wanted it. The type is: 'Vitis Vinifera Regent' and the only information given is that it must be in a sunny position, it flowers in May, it must be pruned Dec - Jan and harvests in Sept/ Oct.

    It's currently in my greenhouse (I live in the UK so I don't want it going outside) in a large pot with multi-purpose compost. Is this the incorrect thing to do? How do I look after it properly? I want him to succeed.

    Please help! :-) Any advice would be greatly appreciated
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    Depends which part of the UK you hail from? The generally accepted way to grow in a greenhouse is to plant it just outside and train it in. This means you don't need to worry about watering it once its established and it should grow well.
    The beauty about grape vines is that they grow in the roof space of a greenhouse so you can still grow your usual crops at ground level. Darn sarf you could probably grow it outside. Outdoor vines grow ok in my area but don't produce fruit.
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    Hello Wild & welcome to the Jungle, this variety apparently can grow outdoors or indoors. Here's some useful information about it, just click through the various tabs:

    https://www.shootgardening.co.uk/pla...inifera-regent
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    Bought the "Romeo" verion today in Lidl, 2.99 bargain.
    If im right its called black hamburg or something similar.
    Anyway, as to help its such a massive subject itll be much easier for you to hit youtube, so much info on there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snadger View Post
    Depends which part of the UK you hail from? The generally accepted way to grow in a greenhouse is to plant it just outside and train it in. This means you don't need to worry about watering it once its established and it should grow well.
    The beauty about grape vines is that they grow in the roof space of a greenhouse so you can still grow your usual crops at ground level. Darn sarf you could probably grow it outside. Outdoor vines grow ok in my area but don't produce fruit.
    Oh, I see! I'm in Devon

    Can it possibly really be that simple?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wild View Post
    Oh, I see! I'm in Devon

    Can it possibly really be that simple?
    I have a vine growing in both of my greenhouses (A black grape and a pink grape) Both do well here in North East England and are very fruitful.
    I also have an outdoor vine but it rarely gives me fruit.
    Try and get a seedless variety if possible if like me you don't like spitting out pips!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snadger View Post
    Depends which part of the UK you hail from? The generally accepted way to grow in a greenhouse is to plant it just outside and train it in. This means you don't need to worry about watering it once its established and it should grow well.
    The beauty about grape vines is that they grow in the roof space of a greenhouse so you can still grow your usual crops at ground level. Darn sarf you could probably grow it outside. Outdoor vines grow ok in my area but don't produce fruit.
    I know that, you know that but whatever you do, don't tell my vines that. HOWEVER THIS LOOKS INTERESTING fancy a field trip?

    I'm actually quite partial to dolmas.

    Just got the Regent, Romeo and Chardonnay vines - my plans for the layout of my plot have now changed so I'm replanning what to do with them.

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    Photo of the Romeo I got yesterday, assume it's just let it go for this season and prune to train in the winter
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