My Little Vine 2017
For the eight year, I have been tracking the evolution of this little vine in "Les Echezeaux". Do not hesitate to compare to the previous years to see the impact of the weather: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009.
Jeudi 13 avril
My little vine is ready to grow. Denis has used the inter-vine plow to remove grass in the row, and I finished folding the stems. This morning, April 20, we had a frost attack. Apparently no damages. To be followed...
Wednesday March 29
My little vine is feeling good. Denis scratched the top soil and I began to bend the stems. It is time, the buds are already swelling... Boarmias, caterpillars that look like small stems, numerous in the area, enjoy snacking on my little vine buds.
Saturday March 11
My little vine has just been pruned. The woods are now on the ground in windrow, ready to be mulched in site to enrich the soil. Next, we will attach the canes, which gives me the opportunity to occasionally shorten one that is too long. Then we will allow Spring to do its work, although the sap appears to be ready to move up...!
Saturday February 18
My little vine is quietly waking up after the winter. We will begin the cane pruning with a new approach. Denis will crunch the cut canes with a new tool. It will ease the tilting as long canes can block the plow! We will see if this new approach is worth the effort
In the background, on the left, the Clos Vougeot