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Planting

The best decision we made was to get some help with the planting, the original plan was to do it ourselves. We had a team of 6 and all the vines were planted in under 4 hours!

Vines planted were Rondo and Solaris all grafted on SO4 root stock.

Each vine was planted by hand, using an auger to dig a clean hole with enough space so that the roots could spread down and out evenly to encourage good growth.

Once planted each vine was fertilised, protected with a rabbit guard and supported with a cane attached to the fruiting wire providing stability until the vines mature.

The focus for the first two years of the growth is on the roots and on one strong stem up to the fruiting wire.