less work for me, free food for the birds, and better tasting fruit
Jeanine Gurley Jacildone
Location: Midlands, South Carolina Zone 7b/8a
posted 4 years ago
It's muscadine time! Let the picking begin.
This year the poultry have kept the vines trimmed to about 3 feet off the ground; this helps prevent those pests that climb from the ground that would damage the plants. They have also kept a steady supply of fertilizer going to the area and.....I'm sure they will be on hand for any that I drop to the ground.
They have not been watered at all this year and the first couple that I tasted were very sweet - even the skins were sweet!