Grapes are probably the most expensive fruit commodity since back in the olden times. You can make wine out of them, and they do well even when you just eat them on their own. Having grapes in your own backyard may prove to be a treat. You should do everything you can to cultivate it.
In some cases, your grape vine would have to be grown in one place, and moved to another. You can do this by transporting the grapes into a more fit area in your garden. Here are some of the steps you will have to take to transfer grapevines into locations that are more suitable successfully.
- Transplant your grapevine in spring. The best time of the year wherein you could transplant your grapevine is in spring. You have to do this before new leaves start to manifest.
- Snip the plants of dried leaves. You will have to snip the vines of the aged hardwood. Bring them down to at least one foot of the base. The snips that you are to make should only be on the outer portion of the stem node. By doing this, you are encouraging the cut vine to grow.
- Look for a good space. Even if you do get to snip properly, this would not do anything if you do not have a good place for your grapes. Look for ample space in your yard. The place should be open to sunlight as grapes thrive with its presence. It is preferable if you would plant on the southern part of your yard. If you expose grapes to a generous amount of sunlight, then the leaves of the grape will render rich color and it would result in good fruit. You may want to establish the new grapevine on a patch of soil just beside a fence. This fence would provide a good space for the vines to creep up and a solid foundation for these to grow. You should get a fence made either of chain link or of pickets. Well-drained soil is ideal for the growth of grapes.
- Dig a new hole. Before you can transfer the grapevine altogether, you will have to dig the new hole to situate it. The sound depth for your new hole is at least two feet in diameter. So that your grapes would blossom into a healthy plant, you will have to fill the extremity of the hole with compost or other forms of matter that would fertilize the grape.
- Mix vitamins for the plants. Before putting the plant into the hole, you should wet the ground with a mixture of vitamins. In a bucket, you should mix a vitamin B-1 solution. This kind of mixture can be available on stores or nurseries. You can also make your own vitamin mixture by pulverizing a 100mg B-1 tablet in water. Wait until it dissolves completely. You should make sure that a gallon of water receives two tablets. The grapevine, upon its transplant, would need about four to five gallons of water.
- Take the plant out. One foot away from the base of the plant, dig up the earth to scoop the plant from it. Be wary of the roots, with age, they tend to branch out; you may want to increase the distance of your mini-shovel from the base to avoid damaging the roots. Drive the shovel into a 45-dgree angle, and then scoop the plant entirely from the ground. Others would prefer to cut a part of the grape because it may be too difficult to transport the whole plant altogether.
- Transport your plant into the new hole. After you have completely taken out the plant, transport it toward the new hole. Get all the help that you can if the plant is too heavy if you were to carry it alone.
- Treat the soil with the vitamin mixture. Pour the mixture of vitamins into the ground after implanting the grapes into the new hole. After settling the plant, make sure to fill up the sides of the newly planted grape.
Bear in mind that these grapes can be very prolific in springtime; you should really exert effort in replanting the grapes so that you can have better produce in the coming seasons.