Friday, April 06, 2018

The grey area.

I am back in Vinoland.  Yes, I returned from my holiday to England last night.  It was dark by the time I got home, so I knew I would have to wait until morning to survey the amount of new growth on the grapevines.  I was excited to go outside first thing, but I had to be patient as my tour of the vineyard was delayed due to an extremely grey start to the day accompanied by very heavy rain.
I have to say, I think I was expecting a bit more progress in the leaf-department.  Vinomaker had told me that there had been some very cool weather in the first week that I was away, followed by some warmer days.  However, it is the ground temperature, not the air temperature, that determines when and how quickly the vines begin to do their thing.  Of course, five to six inches of growth in the Orange Muscat vines is nothing to be sneezed at.  Besides, there is plenty of growing season remaining.


Dennis Tsiorbas said...

VG: I'm sure I'm not the only one welcoming you back; I think I can hear the vines saying: cheers, VinoII barking with delight, and Vinomaker . . .!!!

Vinogirl said...

NHW: Thank you. V2 is suitably relieved that I'm back, or at least her tummy is :)