27 May 2021
Tilling between the rows
We have finished working the soil below each row in the vineyards (with vines that are producing grapes) and today we will begin tilling the surface of the soil, at a depth of about 10-15 cm, in alternate rows. This task requires a great deal of attention and because of that it will take several days. It is an important concern for our vineyards, especially in anticipation of summer. This action ensures that the soil is able to absorb water and allow for it to penetrate deeply, making it available to the roots and preventing it from remaining solely at the surface. Another goal we achieve with tilling between the rows is the capillarity interruption: water rises quickly to the surface after it rains and if it encounters compact soil, the upper part would heat up and evaporate and begin to draw water from deeper layers. By interrupting the soil’s capillarity we prevent the soil from losing water, which is very precious when it is very hot.