A month or two ago, Laura and I picked up this cool box of four plants from Sam’s Club. I think they were two grape vines, a raspberry bush and a blueberry bush. Everything died, except one grape vine and the blueberry bush.
I have been saving the two plants since we purchased them in buckets on the side of the house. This post is about the grape vine…which I believe is a Concord. The vine has pretty much been sitting still with no growth.
I decided yesterday that it might be a good idea to get the vine planted in the real ground, so I found a nice spot in the backyard. I had some left over wire fencing that I could use to surround the vine so it had something to grow on.
I dug the hole and tipped the bucket that the vine was in upside down. When the dirt and vine slid out, I noticed that there were roots touching the bottom of the bucket…then I remembered that grape vines like to root way, way down in the ground. They do this because that’s where the water is and oftentimes, vineyards are dry. I think that perhaps the fact that I had the vine in a bucket for such a long time, the roots couldn’t grow, hence the lack of growth up top.
Looks nice, doesn’t it? I will let you know if the vine ever grows.