Grape vine pruning tips include paying attention to which cane bore fruit the year before and keeping the strongest shoots so that the vine can grow vertically. The pruning method depends on several factors, including wh... More »

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Spur-pruning refers to cutting back dormant grapevine canes, leaving "spurs" of two or three dormant buds. In cane pruning, the gardener removes all but two canes from each vine and positions each remaining pair of canes... More »

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Pruning geraniums is necessary to keep the plant healthy and encourage additional flower blooms throughout the growing season. Pruning also helps to shape the plants properly and keep them free from disease. More »

The appropriate time to prune grape vines is in late February or March, and pruning must be complete by early spring to promote new growth. Pruning times are the same for grapes grown on an arbor, fence or stake, althoug... More »

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Grape vines can be pruned through multiple methods, and cane pruning is one of the most common. This method creates a permanent central trunk on established vines, and it takes about 20 minutes per plant. The process req... More »

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Dormant pruning, the most-important practice in vineyard management, is done after the vine has been bare for at least a month, between mid-December and bud break in March. Pruning too early impedes the absorption of the... More »

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Because a peppercorn plant does not normally produce peppercorns until its third year, purchase a well-started vine with a fully established root system. Deal with a reputable greenhouse or grower who guarantees the prod... More »

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