An important task in the vineyards in early June is to tuck all of the canes on our vines on vertical shoot positioning (VSP) trellises between the cage wires. While the canes are short and very pliable, this is time-consuming but easy. If we wait too long, the canes snap-off easily and we can quickly reduce the production of that grape. Only our Marquette and La Crescent are on a VSP trellis and this week we worked on the La Crescent. Then, we shifted to tying up Foch and Steuben which are on a high wire trellis.
We got about 0.25 inches of rain on Wednesday so we may not need to water new vines but we will fertilize them. The rain will require us to mow like crazy for a week or so.