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Grape vine pruning time: why do I always forget this?

Posted by carol6ma_7ari zones 6 %26 7a (My Page) on
Tue, Jan 10, 12 at 9:40

Here it is 2012, a light dusting of snow, no major storms predicted, and I am wondering, yet again, when is the best time to prune my grape vines. I know it should be during dormancy, but should I wait until March? Or get the clippers out right now?


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RE: Grape vine pruning time: why do I always forget this?

Hi Carol, I have a grape vine that I will have to prune too. I am new to grapes and just moved it last spring, so I'm not sure whether I should let it grow and establish itself this year, or prune it first thing. I do think any pruning in general would be better off late in the winter, because with our crazy weather this year and the warm weather during winter months, I wouldn't want to encourage growth before spring.

I think this unseasonably warm weather makes us feel like spring is around the corner and we get itching to get out there and start gardening (g).

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