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Comment by Daniel W on September 11, 2012 at 9:59am

Mostly I use the grapes for fresh eating.  I usually share a lot of them. Grew up eating fresh grapes.  People are surprised at the flavor, not like the California and Chile - shipped grocery grapes.  I have made raisins - use a food dehydrator.  They are good that way.

I. Spud, the blog is my garden log, although a very public one.  I use it for reference to see what happened, what I thought, what worked or didn't work.  I used to do it on paper, but blog is better.

If you want some grape cuttings I'd be happy to mail you some.  That way no cost if they don't grow.  I use Pacific-NW-adapted varieties that bear with the shorter season - Price, Canadice, Interlaken, Venus.  I once chopped up grape prunings and used them for much.  Many sprouted and there were little grape vines all over the place!

Joan, that's too cold too soon!  I was looking forward to fall, so I could plant and move more fruit trees / vines / shrubs in the cooler weather.  Now I don't know!  OK, fall, here we come!

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 11, 2012 at 9:49am

It got down to 35 degrees last night in Spokane. My daughter lives 50.1 miles north of me near Newport, WA. and they had 31 degrees last night. 
Idaho Spud, you are becoming quite the horticulturalist! Your comments delight me and encourage me that gardeners are coming along behind my generation. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 11, 2012 at 8:58am

I want to reach-out, grab some, and pop them in my mouth.

I've read quite a bit on your blog (wow, you have a lot written), and I saved your paragraph about grape cuttings, as I want to try it next year.

 I'm trying a tree cutting this year from a nice-looking and delicious crab apple tree I found decorating the entrance to a new subdivision.

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 11, 2012 at 12:01am

Your grapes look yummy! A nice bowl of grapes, feet up on a hassock, and munch away! Do you preserve some? 

Comment by Daniel W on September 10, 2012 at 10:22pm

Now for some ripe grapes.  This variety is "Price" which ripens well in the cool summer of the Pacific Northwest.  It's too cool here for Concord.  These have a great sweet Grapey flavor.  They have seeds - not a problem for me, and a lot of people don't like grapes with seeds, which means more for me.  I think they have better flavor than seedless grapes.

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 10, 2012 at 12:49pm

My goodness, they are voracious critters. I don't see them in my garden, but something is chewing on leaves. Whatever is eating my stuff, it is a night eater. I know there are some experienced gardeners out there that have experience and can advise me. 

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 10, 2012 at 12:03pm

Some people claim they don't do significant damage, but most University sites say they damage a lot of fruit, especially citrus. Found a Youtube video of one that looks like mine eating a leaf, but if I don't see them often, they probably are no threat to my garden.


Comment by Joan Denoo on September 10, 2012 at 11:24am

Correction. Katydids eat plants. So, I have a new critter to watch; I thought they were my friends. Thanks for the question. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 10, 2012 at 11:18am

Idaho Spud, I didn't realize the spider/light connection. So, if I put yellow to red spectrum lights in the basement, what will the spiders likely do? 

About the Katydid, the ones I have eat insects, not plants. I hope. I don't know if there is a plant eating katydid. Let me search. 
Well, first Wikipedia says:

The diet of tettigoniids includes leavesflowersbark, and seeds, but many species are exclusively predatory, feeding on other insectssnails or even small vertebrates such as snakes and lizards. Some are also considered pests by commercial crop growers and are sprayed to limit growth. Large tettigoniids can inflict a painful bite or pinch if handled but seldom break the skin.

Some species of bush crickets are consumed by people, like the nsenene(Ruspolia baileyi) in Uganda and neighbouring areas.


Comment by Idaho Spud on September 10, 2012 at 10:45am

Saw this guy this morning on my window screen.  It's probably been 30 years since seeing the last one, so I was sure I'd forgotten what it was.  

When I brought-up Google Image to try to find it, Katydid was the first thing I typed-in and I was right!  Congrats to me! :)  My memory is often not as bad as I think.

Anyway, does anyone know if this is the kind that eats plants or the kind that eats other insects?


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