When to start bagging grapes?
Last year I bought 'organza' bags to cover my Concord grapes. The birds could see right through the bags, and pecked right into them, making a mess.
I ended the situation by unfortunately picking the grapes when they were purple but not fragrant nor fully ripe. The jam was horrible. Threw it out.
This year I took Scott's advice and bought cotton muslin bags that will not only protect the grapes they will be hidden from sight by the cloth. My Concords are now green but the grapes are swelling quickly and are almost the size of a dime. Is it too early to bag them? thanks, Mrs. G