I’m still looking forward to later in the year and picking a good crop as per my last blog ended, but the vineyard is now under pressure with some signs of Downy and Powdery Mildew.
Alex has been spraying like mad; Copper, Potassium Bicarb and Garvine. (A feed based on garlic, Magnesium, Boron and Iron that should help the health status of the vines and the garlic can act as a fungicide!)
The vines are at bunch closure and the crop could be good if we can keep them clean. So now it is just a matter of spraying, thinning out leaves if necessary to improve air movement and hoping for the best.
Every week, every bit of weather, it all makes a difference to the grapes.
As will two weeks in the south of France to me…