Learning how to plant grapes from cuts is another great way to grow them at home. You could use these cuttings to begin your own grapevine garden or purchase them from a local nursery or wholesale seed company. If you purchase seedling from a wholesale seed company or nursery, begin your first grow from small cuttings found in orchid books.
When caring for grapes plant the soil and the plant well, and feed often to keep it healthy. Watering the plant too frequently will cause it to wilt, and can cause it to abort flowers. You can choose from several varieties of grapes. Common varieties are Reliance, Merlot, Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Before planting your grape seed plant, be sure it is well-drained, has good drainage and has enough sunshine for good growth. The soil should be rich in nutrients and not sandy. For the best grapes, you must choose plants that grow in full sun, because they will be the most delicious when they bloom. They will also reward you with handsome grapes.
After purchasing your seeds, plant them in well-drained soil and potting mix. This mixture will help the plant’s root system to form strong and healthy roots. Water your new grape plants well during their first two growing season, then keep them well watered through the summer. Be careful with the potting mix; do not use waterlogged potting soil or the saucer to prevent evaporation.
When the plant starts to flower in the late summer or early fall, it’s time to prune the vines. Remove all the flowering buds, taking care to leave at least two buds on each stem. Cut the main stem at one end, keeping in mind the direction the vine is growing. Cut about a third of the vine forward and then again back until there are no more shoots coming out of the vine.
When the grape vines come up in early spring, you may decide to plant them right away. If they are in poor health, it may take several growing seasons to get them well-established. When choosing a good location, keep in mind the type of soil and climate in which the plant needs to flourish as well as its physical condition. Be sure to place your plant in full sun and to provide it with well-drained soil and a good growing season.