18 responses

  1. Lisa Lynn
    September 3, 2013

    Hi Jami,
    Your grapes look amazing! I’ve had good luck with Concord grapes at my last two homes. I’m waiting for the vines at our new place to reach maturity and provide a harvest. Looking forward to that!

    I shared a post today about the problem my Dad is having with black rot on his grape vines. Might be good info for anyone growing grapes :)
    Thanks for hosting!

  2. Modern Homesteaders
    September 3, 2013

    Thank you so much for hosting, we are still running our Homesteaders Blog Hop over at Modern Homesteaders. Please come on over and join in!

  3. Mindy
    September 3, 2013

    That’s awesome, how fun!

  4. Shelly
    September 3, 2013

    We have never tried growing grapes ourselves but our neighbors had some concord grapes they would share with us. It made really good juice and jelly. But they took them down so no more grapes. :(

    Yours looks wonderful, we may have to try to find a spot to grow some ourselves.

  5. Rachel
    September 3, 2013

    I love grape jam and homemade raisins! Thanks for sharing! We just moved and I’m excited to get some grapes growing. BTW – do you water them?

    • Jami
      September 3, 2013

      Yes, Rachel, they are watered regularly with a soaker hose – about once a week in the summer. I’ve never made raisins – I’ll have to try some this year!

  6. angi
    September 3, 2013

    Grapes are on our list to plant for next spring. I really want to make sure that they are table grapes. Wild grapes grow all around here so I don’t want to waste my time on grapes that are not sweet. Your arbors are beautiful, I’m going to have to show them to my hubby.

  7. Debra @ Frugal Little Bungalow
    September 3, 2013

    I had a grapevine years ago when my boys were young, where I used to live.

    I made juice from it / it was wonderful.

    THIS year I planted two grapevines here. One survived and was just starting to trail up the fence and while I mow my own grass a friend of my sons weedwhacks for me about every three weeks or so. While I did not expect grapes this year I was still sad to see that he whacked my vine! It survived but geez……..

  8. Lauren
    September 4, 2013

    thanks for this post. I want to plant grapes, but I had no idea on varieties!

  9. Barb Powers
    September 5, 2013

    These look just wonderful! I’d wish to see more pix on instagram though. Thanks for all the inspiration!

  10. jackie
    September 14, 2013

    Have you tried freezing them whole? I do that with grapes I buy at the grocery and they are great tasting little bursts of cold. The kids think they are mini Popsicles. They last for quite a while in the freezer too.

    • Jami
      September 14, 2013

      Oh, I’ll have to try that tomorrow, Jackie, as they are all getting too ripe for us to eat fresh much longer – thanks!

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