Last spring, we started with small plants so that we could train their flexible new growth along the wires. Since then, progress has been painfully slow. First there was the transplant shock, then the drought, followed by the freezes that killed parts of the trunks.
This season momentum in on our side. A few days ago, we decided that one tree was finally tall enough to merit a second wire. It will only be a few weeks before the limb and wire meet.