Time For Tucking In

June 21st, 2010

The vineyard is starting to take on that ‘hairy’ appearance that demands long summer days spent tucking the rapidly growing shoots between the wires of the trellising. We watch the leaves carefully for any signs of deficiency in the essential elements which are required for strong vine growth – Phosphorus, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Iron etc. Some advance work has already been done to calculate the loss of nutrient levels in the field as a consequence of last years growth, supported as required by petiole analysis. At the same time we take delight in the large number of emerging inflorescences, which we are delighted to report indicate the possibility of another good year. With daily deep blue Dorset skies, the warm sun on our backs and fine weather forecast throughout the Wimbledon fortnight, spirits are high in the vineyard.

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