Let’s talk cover crop in the vineyard

In our vineyard, we have green in the alleys between the rows of grapes.

There’s a reason for this, actually there are several reasons.

The cover crop helps to regulate temperature. On hot, hot days the heat from the sun isn’t reflected back up to the plants, which helps the grape plants immensely. It also helps keep the dust down and actually helps hold moisture into the soil.

And another thing…
It supports the microbiome in the soil. Those little microbiomes are so important in the vitality of our grapevines!

Have we piqued your curiosity? Feel free to ask your questions in the comments or book a tour of the vineyard! Come out and learn about all things great growing! Email us at rubymagdalena@outlook.com, call (509) 930-2111 or fill out our contact form.

Ruby Magdalena Vineyard is a tiny vineyard and winery owned and operated by Marty and Ryan Johnson.
Rattlesnake Hills AVA, Washington