|New grape growth|
This first week of June turned hot with temperatures in the eighties F. With this warmth grapes finally began to grow in earnest. The late start means flowers will likely escape frost when they come into bloom shortly. This is good news for looking towards fall harvest.
|Transplants of squash |
and pumpkin vine crops
Warm weather also means it was time to add water to the side channels of Walls O'Water (WOW) to push the tops open. This turns the structure into more of a cylinder than a cone and allows for ventilation while still keeping the plant warm at night.
|Wall O'Water with more|
water added to open top
into a cylinder
An understanding of temperature, it's effect on plant growth and what can be done to temper it is a must for gardening success particularly at our high elevation.
Photo credits: Grape growth, Vine crop transplants, Wall O'Water - All Carl Wilson