Siting for the Grapevines
Hi, I'd like to get suggestions as to where to plant the grape vines.
The lot is irregular shaped. The long sides are North (woods), East (Easement with low trees and grass) and South (structure/driveway). The West side is narrow.
Along the east side, some fruit trees are planted. The second and probably 3rd rows of fruit trees are planned too. The vege gardens are in the north side, close to and away from the tall trees, but far away from the structure/driveway.
In the middle of the lot is the blueberry bed, running North to South (actually more northeast to southwest) for optimal sun. There are about 2 rows with 8 plants each.
On the west side the lot is the perrenial bed, still to be organized better.
For the planned grapevines, there are two options. One is on the west side, in between the perrenial and blueberry. I can manage the space of 25' long and about 15' wide.
The second option is on the east side of the blueberry, where I had the 3rd row of fruit trees planned now. I can manage the space of 35-40' long and 20' wide.
Some of the things to consider:
1. This is for family/hobby use. We only need table/desert grapes. Not for wine making. I'm not sure as to how many plants I'll need. Are 6 grapevines enough?
2. My original plan is to use the space west of the blueberry, so I can leave the open space on the east for more fruit trees. But I'm not sure if the space is large enough to the large grapevines.
3. What support system is the most optimal? I'm thinking of double-Guyot system. Of course, I can use condor or other system. They may use more or less space.
4. I'm not sure is the height of the grapevines would cause problem for the blueberry bushes. I think there is enough room for both.
I know it is hard to plan all this without even seeing the the garden. I just hope you guys can shed some light on this. Thanks.