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Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Grapes

It's the start of the grape season.  Those that grow in our garden are delicious.  Green, sweet and seedless.   I am amazed at how easy it is to grow grapes and how fast the vines spread.

This is the original grapevine, attached to the old house in the garden.  It is now three times the size that it was when we moved here just over four years ago.



This is a cutting we took from the original vine, and 18 months ago was a tiny twig in a yogurt pot. Look at it now.  It is shooting up and will eventually cover the gazebo.



And from this cutting, we took 10 further cuttings, which are spread around the garden.  These are just some of them.





And here are the first of the grapes, ready to pick.

16 comments:

  1. Soon you will have your own vineyard and be producing wine. Hey perhaps that is a good career move? The grapes look delish by the way.

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    1. I'm not sure we'll get to vineyard stage Carol, but I am seriously thinking about making some wine!

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  2. Oh wow, Ayak! Shows how far ahead your plants are compared to southern Spain. We have lots of bunches growing but they're a long way from eating just yet. I may take a 'leaf' out of your book and take some cuttings for other parts of our garden too!
    Axxx

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    1. It's well worth taking cuttings Annie. They grow amazingly well, and very quickly.

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  3. Oooooooh! I'm really envious! Love grapes like that!
    Maggie x

    Nuts in May

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    1. Pity I can't send you some Maggie...we have plenty!

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  4. They look just splendid...it was well worth making those cuttings for results like this.

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    1. It was Helen, and I am surprised that they have taken so well.

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  5. I was sad to leave my grape vines on Monday knowing the grapes will
    probably be finished when i get back.

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    1. I can imagine BtoB. You'll have to get the husband to make you some wine while your away!

      Safe trip xx

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  6. Our grapes are way way behind this Ayak. I am hoping to do something with them come September.....a local wine maker has told me I should be able to make some simple wine.....I dont know about that, what will you do with yours ? Jx

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    1. I am seriously thinking about making some wine Janice. Do you have a simple recipe by any chance?

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  7. Wine sounds good... but grape leaf dolma sound even better! Hee hee! Wish I was eating some right now...

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    1. I'm already starting on the dolma Deniz x

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  8. Wow, I'm grape-green with envy at the sight of those huge bunches of grapes, Ayak! Beautiful shade and juicy fruit - a perfect combination. Somehow apples just aren't the same.... :-)

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    1. Well I'd quite like some apples Perpetua. Pity we can't do a swop!

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