Newly planted Cabernet Franc vine emerging from milk carton(Grow Tube). The milk carton (Grow Tube) provides a shelter around young grapevines and has many advantages. This shelter protects vines against small mammals, herbicide drift, desiccating winds and weather damage. It can also reduce evapotranspiration, increase growth rate and reduce labor for vine training. These factors often make grow tubes a good choice for new vineyards and especially for replacement vines in es...tablished vineyards. With proper grow tube use, a vineyard can be in full production a year earlier than normal.
Before & After hedging Toczko Vineyard Riesling. Hedging is important for several reasons. First, grape vines are extremely vigorous and could easily create a canopy that would shade the grapes and trap in air. ... Another reason for hedging is to remove the growth tips. That forces the vine to expend more energy ripening fruit instead of adding more leaves.