The Farming Workbook day-to-day
September 2018, The Harvest.
We are beginning harvest, this year the crop promises to be very good -weather permitting- We’ll keep you informed…
Still waiting for veraison to arrive, with delay, the berries are still small and green, still growing. The weather still good, no harmfull storms, so finger crossed… (Picture taken on Aug. 3rd. Click image to enlarge and see the fruit)
The recent rains have given a good freshness boost to our vines, the landscape of that enormous extension is amazing, where you can only see the vigor of the vines with their green leaves.
However we all know what summer is like, such sudden changes in climate, there is still a difficult season to come. Meanwhile, the work in the field now is focused on last works on pruning and de-sprouting to regulate the production and quality of the grape. Some irrigation support to the plants that may need it, and supervision of the vines health and ecological preventive treatment so that our plants continue so vigorous… This is all we have to do by now.
Pictures taken on July 18th.
Berries are still smaller than a pea, and clusters are forming to become compact clusters. We now need a bit of warm weather and rains will also help a lot…
Pictures taken on June 5th. Click picture to enlarge.
May 2018, first sprouts of the leaves.
The sprouts of the spring have become to large and bright green leaves hanging. Late sprouts still have to grow a bit and hang longer. The inflorescences are now visible, we will soon see the fruits forming to peas size.