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@#*&##! Viticellas aren't supposed to wilt!

Posted by cohouser 5-6?CO (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 8, 09 at 17:50

The growing tips of my Entel, with buds on them, are limp today -- and my moisture detector shows the ground is nice and moist but not overly wet. What the heck could be going on?? Maybe that thing of it outgrowing its roots? This is its first year in the ground (was planted last fall) and it's about 4' tall...I think I'm about to answer my own question...I should mercilessly cut it back, shouldn't I? Argh. I think I'm not going to hack it down until someone tells me to.


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RE: @#*&##! Viticellas aren't supposed to wilt!

Check to see if you have any broken vines..Viticellas' CAN wilt but rarely do and when they do they come right back..vigorously...Jeanne


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RE: @#*&##! Viticellas aren't supposed to wilt!

Did you have dry air and high winds recently?

That happened to a few of my viticellas too. I gave them a little extra water and they recovered.

I also had a problem with evening temps being too low. A few vines were limp the next morning and didn't recover.


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RE: @#*&##! Viticellas aren't supposed to wilt!

Did you get the hail yesterday? Any winds from the storm? How about the tornado?


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RE: @#*&##! Viticellas aren't supposed to wilt!

No tornado, but yes winds and hail, thankfully not lasting very long. And a chilly night or two -- I think this one's going to be another.

So I went out just now to give Entel a little drink, and she'd firmed right back up! They look so hopeless when they faint like that, but obviously I've gotta learn not to panic.


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RE: @#*&##! Viticellas aren't supposed to wilt!

Good for you!!..Glad it was just a bit weepy and is ok...Jeanne


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RE: @#*&##! Viticellas aren't supposed to wilt!

I do not put much stock in moisture meters. Most times that a plant wilts, it needs water!


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