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September 4, 2006

Viogner Tubes Removed

Had an easy day in the vineyard today, just had to pull the grow tubes off the acre of viognier that we planted in April. It's getting close to the time when the vines will begin to go dormant, and they need time for the trunks to toughen in order to prepare against winter cold damage. If you leave the tubes on too long you run the risk of losing a lot of vines if the temperature dips into the single digits, which is always a possibility in Northern Virginia. And this year, I bagged the tubes right away to avoid them blowing all over the place like last year (which took two days to clean up!)

Posted by Stephen at September 4, 2006 12:57 PM