There are a lot of vineyards between our Cortijo and the next large town and the wine they sell is a pleasant Cabernet Sauvignon.
Rather than buy vines I have decided to plant cuttings. In December there were a lot of vine cuttings at the side of the road on the way to the nearest town and I threw a load of them into the back of the van. There was nobody around to ask so I don’t know exactly what sort of grapes they are. It looks like they are being grown commercially so I just hope they will make good wine.
I looked at several websites to see how to make the cuttings. In the end I cut about 90 of the vines into 30cm long pieces, dipped them in cutting hormones and then pushed them into pots of soil. This happened on the 12th Jan 2012. Some of the pots have deeper soil than others. If they take I will transplant them into individual pots or plant them into the ground. Most other websites say that you have to put them into a trench but I am using pots because we are down on the coast until March and they will be much warmer.
To be continued…….