Young grape vines dying
Ive planted grape vines from cutting in a container! I was successful and i got leaves! Then i moved each in an individual container! We had a few days of intense heat reaching 40 degrees Celsius! I kept them watered but some gut burnt! And after the heat was gone the rest continued to dry out and die one after the other! Im not sure is it the heat or is it root rot! Or something wrong ive done! Should ive had them in the shade?
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Last edited: 06 June 2017 15:08:33
no photos attached that I can see,
they've probably cooked in that heat or you've overwatered them and the roots have rotted, lift one out and have a look at the roots if they break easily and are brown on the inside they're dead and more than likely the plant is too.
Just because a cutting has leaves it doesn't mean that it has an effective root system. After all, sprigs of greenery in a vase continue to produce leaves for a while without having roots.
I would leave grape vine cuttings in pots until they have white roots coming out of the hole in the bottom of the pot ... probably 12 months or so ... before potting on.
It sounds to me as if they had insufficient roots to take up enough water to cope with the high temperatures.
Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.