Grapes: How to Start and Grow Grapes

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The N.C. Cooperative Extension Service will be holding a free seminar on how to start and grow your own grape vines. This event will be held on Wednesday March 1st  from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Macon Extension Center located on 193 Thomas Heights Rd. Franklin NC.

This seminar is geared for those new to growing grapes or desiring to learn the basics on how to maintain your grape vines. Participants will learn about site selection and preparation, proper soil and plant fertility needs, spacing, trellising, weed control, choosing the right cultivars, pruning, harvesting and more. Finally, we will discuss the most common disease and insect problems and their possible control options.

For more information, go to or contact the Macon County Extension Center to register at 828 349 2046 or e-mail Debbie Hunter at

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