The Organic Backyard Vineyard

The Organic Backyard Vineyard : a Step-by-step Guide to Growing Your Own Grapes

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Interest in wine shows no signs of slowing down--wine tours, tastings, and vacations are now common and homeowners often have space dedicated to their collection. The logical next step? Learning to grow and make your own.

In The Organic Backyard Vineyard expert Tom Powers walks the small grower through the entire process of growing grapes, with a month-by-month maintenance guide covering all regions of the U.S. and Canada. He explains everything a beginning grape grower needs to know: how to design and build a vineyard, how to select grapes for each region, how to maximize yield using organic maintenance techniques, how to build a trellis, how to harvest at peak flavor, and how to store grapes for winemaking.This edition includes organic growing information and all new photography.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 188 pages
  • 200.66 x 226.06 x 15.24mm | 598.74g
  • United States
  • English
  • REV and Expande
  • ill
  • 1604692855
  • 9781604692853
  • 309,741

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"With The Organic Backyard Vineyard Tom Powers has given home gardeners the tools they need to go from wine-lover to winegrower. This is the real deal." --Colby Eierman, author of Fruit Trees in Small Spaces: Abundant Harvests from Your Own Backyard

Whether you have 50 square feet or an acre or more to plant, this straightforward guide will arm you with all the tools you need to successfully grow organic grapes. Expert Tom Powers walks you through the entire process month by month. He explains everything you need to know--from selecting grape varieties to planting, growing, and training, maintaining your vineyard using organic techniques, and finally harvesting your grapes at their peak flavor.

With The Organic Backyard Vineyard you can: Design and build your own home vineyardSelect the best grapes for your regionMaximize your yieldUse the latest organic techniquesBuild a simple, strong trellis to maintain your vinesHarvest your grapes at just the right timeStore the bounty for winemaking
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Wine lovers who dream of planting vines at home, whether they have room for one acre or a single row, will find valuable advice in a new book, The Organic Backyard Vineyard: A Step-by-Step Guide to Growing Your Own Grapes. Emphasizing ecologically sound practices, author Tom Powers carefully maps out the steps would-be vignerons should consider to ensure success. Wine Spectator

. . . . everything that the novice grower needs to know about planting their own vineyard. Do It Yourself

Learn how to design and build a backyard vineyard, select the best grapes for your region, use the latest organic techniques and store the bounty for winemaking. Natural Home and Garden

In simple, straightforward, yet extremely knowledgeable terms, Powers takes home gardeners through the logical steps in planning, implementing, and maintaining a home vineyard. . . . a good bottle of wine may now be as close as their own backyard. Booklist

This book is absolutely packed with solid information on where to begin, what you need and how to do it. East Oregonian

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