June 17, 2011 in Michele's Blog
We all have something in our garden that we want more than anything to grow and produce.
Mine: the concord grape vines.
And, they REFUSE to cooperate.
All three of them.
Granted, they’re young – (3 yrs)
(And they’ve been given lots of love, for the most part — I’m admittedly a fearful pruner)
This year looked to be the year…I was so hopeful…the vines were lush and healthy…an abundance of beautiful clusters of berries had set.
I was SOOOOOOO excited.
Then, sometime between sundown and sunrise…..
They turned on me.
A destructive case of fungal disease…..Black spot, I’m a thinkin’…Too much rain, perhaps?
all the berries have started to drop, leaving behind sad little skeletons
I reached into the goodie box that Pharm Solutions had shared with us this spring and am diligently applying their fungicide, so hopefully I can put the brakes on it spreading even further. I need to research and see if it’s necessary to trim away all infected areas (which will be pretty much most of the vine, at this point) I had already been using their Garlic Pharm around the garden and I can honestly say that I’m really pleased with their products, thus far.
I enjoy sharing the things I try and what seems to work and any personal experience….haven’t been paid to do so….so check them out if you like! and see for yourself.
In the meantime, I’m just going to have to go cry on the mulberry tree’s ‘shoulder’…I have more of those berries than I know what to do with right now, (without even trying) so they’ll have to be my solace.
CHEERS to hopefully overcoming our garden woe’s…..naturally!