Growing Grapes in Ireland…Outside!

Those who follow this blog will know that I grow grapes in the polytunnel, very successfully. This recent experiment is about growing a fruitful grapevine outside, in Ireland. The first thing is to try to emulate the conditions most favourable for grapes and a recent visitor to Bealtaine cottage spent some time giving me lots of good advice to this end…thanks Sigi! Sigi grows lots of vines in Austria and is very knowledgeable indeed on this subject. First, the vine detests wet feet…so ensure that the soil is very well drained. Well in this case I replanted the vine onto…