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How to Grow Grapes from Seed at Home

 Grapes are one of the most popular fruit plants in the world, including in Indonesia.  The shape is indeed small, but the taste is sweet and refreshing.  No wonder people are curious to find the right way to grow grapes.

 There are many health benefits of grapes.  According to healthline.com, grapes contain a lot of nutrients and antioxidants, namely polyphenols and resveratrol.

 The darker the color of the wine, the more antioxidants it contains.

 Well, for Moms and Dads who like to beautify the home area, there's nothing wrong with planting grapes in the yard.  The vines of grape leaves and fruit can be an alternative to decorating the front of the house.

 Meanwhile, because the grapes are grown by themselves, Moms and Dads don't need to worry about the health and hygiene quality of the grapes consumed by your little one.

 According to genagaris.id, the most recommended way of growing grapes and generally is done by grafting or cuttings.  This is because it is considered faster and easier.  However, did you know that how to grow grapes can also be done by planting seeds.

 Many say, growing grapes from seed is prone to failure.  Though all this depends on the way of treatment and level of patience.

 Reporting from BetterHomes & Gardens, grapes can actually grow anywhere.  What is important, if you want to grow grapes, determine the right type of grape that suits the climate and sunlight where you live.


 How to Grow Your Own Grapes at Home


How to grow grapes with seeds is quite long and quite difficult.  However, if Moms and Dads are curious and still want to try it, consider the following steps:

 1. Before Planting, Choose the Appropriate Grape Varieties

 Before going further into knowing how to grow grapes, it's a good idea for Moms and Dads to determine the type of grapes that will be planted in the yard.  Also adjust to the climatic conditions where your small family lives.

 In the market, various types of local grape seeds are sold, such as local red grapes, local green grapes, or imported grapes such as Belgian green grapes, red globe grapes, and red prince grapes.  Choose healthy and quality seeds.

 Then, ask and agree with your partner.  What is the most important thing about vines that will decorate the home garden? Is the fruit dense or the purpose of growing grapes is just to beautify the home area?

 2. Ensure the Quality of the Seeds Used

 The next way to grow grapes is to make sure the seeds are of good quality.
 To find out whether the grape seeds that have been obtained are of good or bad quality, soak the grape seeds in a container filled with water.

 Discard any floating grape seeds.  This indicates that the grape seeds that are owned are not healthy.

 Concentrate on the sinking grape seeds.  Prepare grape seeds by soaking the soaked seeds overnight.

 3. Grape Seed Stratification Process

 How to grow grapes from seed that is no less important is stratification.  The goal is to make the seeds sprout.

 Place the seeds suitable for planting on a wet tissue, then place them in a closed clean container.  Store in the refrigerator for about 2-3 months.  Use a stable temperature between 1-3 C.  Don't let the grape seeds freeze, Moms!

 4. Grape Seed Sowing Process

 The next way to plant grapes is to prepare a planting medium consisting of top soil, drum fertilizer, and roasted rice husks.

 Use a small clay pot as a seeding container.  Soil pots have pores that easily absorb water and nutrients without making plants settle.

 Plant grape seeds that have passed the stratification stage in the planting medium.  Water every evening.  Usually, grape sprouts will sprout and appear 3 to 8 weeks after seed planting.

 5. Grape Lip Transplant

 Moms and Dads need to transplant seeds when the grape seeds planted grow about 8cm.

 Carefully transfer the "baby" grape plant to a larger pot that is the size of the baby grape.  The goal is to prepare plant roots to spread and grow according to their age.

 Water regularly once a day in the afternoon.  Keep the soil in the pot moist without stagnation of water.  Do not forget to provide fertilizer to provide nutrients to the vines.

 Remove any fine grass or leaf buds other than grape seed plants that may be growing around the soil so they don't "steal" the nutrients that the vine is meant for.

 6. Move the Pots Bigger as the Plants Grow and Grow

 Over time, the vine will grow and develop.  Grape seeds that have been planted will begin to grow with small stems and leaves when they are 2-8 weeks old.

 Adjust the pot as the vine grows.  Prune the plant shoots and give support to the pot to make the plant more upright and strong.

 7. Move to Bigger Land

 When the stem of the vine is strong enough and the height of the vine in the pot has reached 30cm, you can move the vine into your yard.

 However, before planting in the yard, make sure the soil that will be the new home of the vine is in a loose and fertile condition, yes!

 Don't forget, to make it more beautiful and the vines to propagate more easily, place a trellis or ledge on the wall of the plant area you want to plant.  Thus, the vines will be easier to grow and propagate.

 When Can Vine Plants Fruit?

 The key to successful grape growing is patience, Moms!  From the time it is planted into the soil, grapevines take approximately 3 to 4 years to bear fruit.

 Take care of the vines regularly and continuously with regular watering and fertilizing.  Likewise with pruning leaves.  Allow sunlight to enter the stem of the vine so that the fruit produced is denser and healthier.

 Determinants of the Success Rate of Growing Grapes

After knowing step by step how to grow grapes successfully, there are several other factors that Moms and Dads also need to know.  Anything ?

 1. Air Temperature

 India's National Horticulture Board states that grape plants require air temperatures between 10°C – 35°C to grow and bear fruit properly.

 How about the air temperature in Indonesia?  Databmkg.go.id says that the annual air temperature of DKI Jakarta is between 25°C – 33°C.  This means that grapes are suitable to be planted in Jakarta.

 2. Sunlight

 The Garden Web, University of California page says that vines need approximately 7-8 hours a day.

 Lack of sunlight on plants will make the vines susceptible to disease and infertile.

 3. Soil Condition

 The vine can actually adapt to any soil conditions.  However, plants that have a wicker body need loose soil.

 Research conducted by the Department of Agriculture, Foresty and Fisheries Republic of South Africa also states that the key is that the soil must be loose, fertile, and well drained (porousity).
 How do Moms and Dads find out the level of soil drainage in the yard area of ​​the house?

 Try to dig a hole about 1 meter deep.  Fill the hole with water until it is full.  Leave it for the whole day.

 If for 24 hours the water in the hole has dried up, it is a sign that the drainage in the yard area is in good condition.

 However, if the soil in the yard of the house does not have a good drainage system, improve it by adding kendang fertilizer.  The use of synthetic fertilizers will actually increase the density of the soil.

 That's how to grow your own grapes starting from seed at home.  Be patient, Mom.  If done patiently and carefully watching the grapes, surely your vines can grow thick and beautiful.