Grape is known as one of the representative fruits of autumn taste. Many people go hunting for grapes during the season. But wouldn’t it be great if you could harvest such grapes at home?
It is easy to think that it is difficult to grow at home because it requires a large space, but if you choose the right variety, you can grow it in pots. This time, we will introduce the main key points of how to grow grapes in a pot, how to prune your plant, and how to plant seedlings.
Table of Content
- Conditions Required For Growing Potted Grapes
- Steps For Planting Grapes in A Pot
- Post-planting Management
Conditions required for growing potted grapes
Location & Environment
- It is very important to choose a sunny area for your pot where it wouldn’t be at risk of strong wind. Lack of sunlight can ruin even the most unpretentious varieties.
- Grapes do not like being indoors much, they prefer to be out where they can grow larger.
- They also like humidity. So, if you live in a dry place, I recommend you spray your plant each now and then with water (not necessarily every day).
- The soil is also very important. Grapes need a fertile and well-drained type of soil. If you have doubts about your soil being poor, mix ripe compost or humus into the potting soil.
- For the plant’s container, use a large pot of No. 7-10. However, you will need to change to a bigger pot after 4-5 years as the grape plant grows very fast.
- Always go for pots with holes at the bottom to allow your soil to drain out all the access water.
- If you’re worried that your soil will not be able to drain out the access water through the holes (in the case of using muddy soil), put some small rocks at the bottom of the pot (around a half-inch high).
Build a Supporting System
- Make sure to install a supporting system where your plant can climb. This is very important because if you do not provide any kind of support, your plant will grow horizontally spreading on the ground which can lead to many different diseases, especially during the fruiting season.
- Grapes have a relatively high demand for water.
- When the surface of the soil dries, the potted plant should be given plenty of water so that it flows out from the bottom of the pot. Especially if the weather is really hot and you notice the soil is really dry.
- During the fruit period, make sure to give it sufficient water and do not let the soil dry. However, be careful to not overwater as it can block the roots from breathing and lead to root rot.
- Potted plants need slow-acting chemical fertilizers in February, June, and September.
Related article: How to Grow Grapes in Your Garden
Steps of Planting Grapes
- Put some small stones at the bottom of the pot until the bottom of the container is fully covered.
- Put about 1/3 of the container with commercially available potting soil for fruit trees or mixed soil.
- After removing the seedlings from the pot, cut off the damaged roots and spread them on the soil in a radial pattern.
- While supporting the plant with your hands, put soil around them.
- Hold the soil by hand from above and stabilize the seedlings.
- For the remaining soil, mix it with fertilizer and then sprinkle it from above.
- Cut the saplings horizontally, leaving a few buds.
- Complete with plenty of water until it flows out from the bottom of the pot.
After planting your grapevine, good management is required. First, pay attention to pruning and make sure to prune on time. You will also need to make sure to provide sufficient water and fertilizer to promote plant growth.
Additionally, it is necessary to prevent pests and diseases. Bacteria infestations and pests can harm and even kill your plant if you don’t act on time to save your precious little grape plant.
I hope this information was helpful 💕