Thursday, March 05, 2015

Oh no!

Oh yes!  The Syrah is awakening.  Sigh.
I finished pruning Vinoland's Cabernet sauvignon vines last Sunday, the 1st of March.  Pruning is complete that is, I have not yet tied down the canes (best done as a separate vineyard operation).  I was very busy last weekend and I'm going to be very busy this weekend too.  I started to prune the Syrah vines today, apparently not a moment too soon.
Not quite as advanced as when I started to prune the Syrah last year (although close), bud swell/budbreak is indeed happening in a few random vines, not all of them.  But enough to make me wonder if I should start to think about panicking, or just get stuck in and prune like there's no tomorrow.  I'll resurface Monday.


Dennis Tsiorbas said...

Sorry about that! Maybe you ought to tie me down!
I'm home sick for the first time in 6 years, and I doubt all my faculties are working!
This is the first thing I thought of upon reading your post:

I'm late. . .

Vinogirl said...

NHW: Yes, I am as mad as a March hare, (English folks use mad as 'insane' not 'angry').
Feel better :)