The First and Only Vineyard in Lewisham

 

 

Progress April 2008

 

Planting the Vineyard

 

 

Here are photos of each step of the planting process.

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A historic moment it was, the planting of Lewisham's first vineyard!

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Vines Arrive

 

 

 

 

Soaking roots for 12hours

 

 

 

 

26 Phoenix, 13 Orion, 13 Regent

 

We decided on hybrid varieties due to their inherent resistance to mildews

because we will be growing organically

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plantings

 

 

 

Cutting Roots to hands width

 

 

 

Dig Hole so scion (join between root stock and vine) sits above ground

 

 

 

 

 

First Phoenix Vine Planted

 

 

 

Vines spaced 1.5m apart within the row,

and rows 1.8m apart

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enlisted help…

 

 

 

 

 

Tubex Ecovine tubes from Vigo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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