Sunday, June 27, 2010

Vines On The Hill

We laid black plastic, cutting holes for the vines. Then we added wood chips over the plastic.

It was grueling, but Bob McCrindle and I put in the first posts.  The end posts are nine feet long and buried three feet down.  The center posts are eight feet long and buried two feet down.  We tied a 16 gauge wire across the posts.  The support wires will be 12 gauge galvanized steel.

The vines are growing fast.  This one is almost five feet tall.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

100/100 Riesling Plants Emerge

Three weeks after planting and all the Riesling vines are coming up.  The tallest is already more than a foot high. 

Dog for scale.

Another amazing sunset over the Hudson.