Expanding the Vineyard

So its that time of year again when we gather clippings for expanding our vineyard as well as providing replacement plants for any winter kill that may have occurred. Basically we take clippings from a group of vines that are on my families farm land and replant them. The clippings themselves are about 6 inches long and with a straight cut at the bottom and a angled cut at the top. (This is to tell up from down when planting) This year we took 600+ clippings and took them to North Dakota State University to plant in there greenhouse until we plant them later in the spring.

Vine clipping from west of vineyard site.

Vine clipping from west of vineyard site.

A wild grape vine south of our old vineyard that we use for clippings for new plants.

A wild grape vine south of our old vineyard that we use for clippings for new plants.

Clippings from our vines south of the vineyard.

Clippings from our vines south of the vineyard.

One of the wild grape vines west of the new vineyard.

One of the wild grape vines west of the new vineyard.

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