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The best book on growing grapes

The Complete Grape Growing System by Danie Wium is by far the best book I have ever read on growing grapes. Danie has a ‘grape farm’ and this is what she does for a living. It has 40 permanent workers and in its peak harvest season it hires another 30 workers. He knows grapes!

Danie’s book offers information about the best way to grow grapes that I have never read before. It even gives you information about the origin of the grapes!

There are many images to guide you. It is simply written for everyone to understand. So clear, that I now understand how to prune vines, that I just didn’t understand before!

Detailed information on the complete structure of the grape so there are no misunderstandings from ‘Canes’ to ‘Spurs’ to ‘water shoots’. There’s even a diagram of where to take cuttings from the vines. It includes ways to start your own grape cuttings to produce more vines, so you can start with a single vine if you like.

Danie includes detailed instructions on how to build fences or trellises and how to train vines to grow on them. There is no room for confusion about how to build a fence or trellis.

Watering the grapes is no longer a mystery because Danie makes it very clear what is needed. Danie finishes the book on pest and disease control. It offers some natural ways to get rid of pesky animals that eat grapes!

Danie closes her book with a way to contact him if she has questions, or reads something in the book she doesn’t understand, a little ‘tech support’ for grapes!

The book is true to its title, it is complete in every way. This is a book that is extremely valuable to me and it is the only book on grape growing that I have. I have searched for the best book I could find that would give me everything I need to know in order to successfully grow grapes in my backyard. Although I don’t want to own a grape farm, I want to grow my own grapes to eat fresh and make jelly. This book exceeds any expectation I was looking for.

I highly recommend this book, The Complete Grape Growing System, to anyone who wants to successfully grow grapes.

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