VINE GROWERS GUIDE - PDF

by Robert Strugnell

THE VICTORIAN VINE-GROWERS’ GUIDE

Written by James Sinclair, a horticulturist living in Melbourne Australia, was published in 1856.

All aspects of grape vine cultivation is covered in the book, see list of contents below. From soil preparation, planting, pruning and other tips in growing grape vines.

ON THE IMPORTANCE OF VINE CULTURE
THE SOILS FOR VINES
HOW TO MANAGE VINES IN A VERY BLEAK SITUATION
THE SUMMER PRUNING OF VINES
A SIMPLE METHOD OF VINE CULTURE
HOW TO CULTIVATE VINES AMONG CORN OR GRASS CROPS
TRAINING OF VINES OVER THE ROOFS OF HOUSES
THE SUMMER TYING UP OF YOUNG VINE BRANCHES
SYSTEMS OF MANAGING THE VINE
VINE CUTTINGS
DEPTH OF THE SOIL FOR VINES
THE WINTER PRUNING OF VINES
DRYING THE GRAPES AS RAISINS
HOW TO GET STRONG VINES
HOW TO GET LARGE QUANTITIES OF GRAPES
CROPS AMONG VINES
TREES IN VINEYARDS FOR ORNAMENT AND USE
LAYING OF THE VINE IN SUMMER
GETTING FUDDLED UPON WINE
CUTTING OUT THE BUDS OF VINE BRANCHES
THE DEPTH OF ROOTS
STIRRING THE SURFACE SOIL IN VINEYARDS
SYSTEMS OF VINE TRAINING
THE FLOWERING SEASON
STOPPING SUMMER SHOOTS
IRRIGATING OF VINEYARDS
HOW TO MAKE WINE
HOW TO RENEW OLD VINEYARDS
THINNING THE BERRIES IN THE BUNCHES
TYING THE SHOOTS
DIFFERENCE OF WINES FROM THE SAME VINEYARD
THE KINDS OF GRAPES TO BEAR WELL
PREMATURE FRUITING OF VINES
WEIGHT OF FRUIT FROM EACH PLANT
HOW THE BEST WINES ARE OBTAINED
KEEPING VINEYARDS FREE FROM WEEDS
KEEPING THE GROUND ROUGH AMONG VINES
NUMBER OF SHOOTS ON ONE PLANT
VINES AS ESPALIERS
RIPENING OF THE WOOD OF THE VINE
THE GRAFTING AND BUDDING OF VINES
DIVESTING THE VINE OF TENDRILS
GROWING VINES IN BOXES
VINES, VINEYARDS, VIRTUE AND VICE
HOW TO MANAGE A VINEYARD

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