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Week of February 12, 2019

Grapes are a great addition to the edible landscape. They can be planted by an arbor and used as shade or planted along a fence and used as a border. Grapes will grow in zones 6-10 and are pretty easy to grow. Site selection is important, choose a location with full sun and a southern exposure. The soil should have moderate fertility, with a pH of 5.5–7. Soak the roots in water for a couple of hours before planting. Plant at the same level that they were planted in the nursery. The first season you want to allow your grapes to grow and establish a good root system. About the third season you can start to spur prune or cane prune. Watch our Planting Grapes video for more helpful information to successfully grow grapes for eating or wine-making.