Sunday, April 13, 2008

This week: 11th. April 2008

Weather Report Week Ending 11/4/08
Maximum Temperature for the week 28.9C (82F) on Wed. 6 readings above our monthly average of 21.8C.
Minimum Temperature for the week 4.3C (40F) on Sat. 6 readings above our monthly average of 8.7C.
Rainfall for the Week 0.8mm (2 points) 2 days of rainfall recorded.
Weather data thanks to BOM & Nuriootpa Viticulture Research Centre.

A little warmer again for us here in the beautiful Barossa Valley. While a little more rain would be really nice, it’s hard to complain about autumn here.

This week in the vineyard:
I have finished cultivating a bed for the cover crop to be planted into. I will not start planting our crop until there is some rain forecast for us. While we probably have enough moisture in our soil profile to get a crop germinating, I would like to see some more rain coming before we start planting. We have also, now started some very early pruning. Some of our older Shiraz have lost enough leaves to be able to commence pruning.
The photo today shows a Sangiovase leaf changing to its autumn colours.

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