Making a vineyard warmer
I need to get some pics. done to post here for an example, but over the years, I've added quite a bit of dark sand to my grape garden. I create a mound about 5 feet in diameter and 18 inches high of a mostly sand mixed with topsoil combination, and then I plant the grapevine on the Southwest face. For some folks this would not help the plant, but in our cool maritime region, the SW slope is the warmest spot on the hill, and we are a bit shy on heat accumulation. Wonder what other gimmicks folks are trying out to increase the heat in their gardens short of a greenhouse.