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Giveaway: Corona Snips and Gardening for Geeks

Fruit tree pruning season is at hand and it brings to mind the importance of having the right tools. Whether you’re pruning a fruit tree, a shrub or a bonsai, the right tool makes the job easy. The wrong tool can damage the plant/tree and welcome unwelcome diseases.

Corona Tools gave us a pair of Curved Grape Snips to give away to one lucky Gardenerd who grows grapes (or wants to in 2017). Is that you? We know several gardenerds out there who wrestle with grape vines each year in hopes of harvesting fresh table grapes for their family. Listen up folks, this one’s for you.

Corona grape snips make harvesting grapes easy. Stainless steal ensures long-lasting functionality.
Corona grape snips make harvesting grapes easy. Stainless steal ensures long-lasting functionality.

Here are some features of this tool:

  • Designed primarily for harvesting table grapes
  • Heat treated stainless steel curved 2-inch blades
  • To speed up harvesting production
  • For better durability and performance
  • Can be sterilized or disinfected to prevent cross contamination
  • ABS handles for lightweight comfort
  • Non-slip grips for better control
  • Double-sided thumb locks for left or right hand use
  • Beveled blades to improve force to cut

To make this more interesting we’re throwing in a copy of Gardening for Geeks. You can even have it signed by the author if you want.

Start your year off with knowledge and power.
Start your year off with knowledge and power.

Here’s how it works: post a comment below about your grape-growing fantasy or reality and we’ll choose a random winner. Post your comment by midnight, January 18, 2017. The winner will be announced in our Gardenerd Weekly Update on January 19th, 2017. If you haven’t already subscribed to our newsletter, just fill out the form in the upper right hand corner of

Special thanks to Corona Garden and Landscape Tools for sponsoring this giveaway.

This Post Has 18 Comments

  1. Trevor McClintock

    gutted I missed this little competition aha! just found your gardening blog – its lovely.

  2. Keith Cronk

    We’re new LOVE to grow things . how do you grow big garlic& squash THANK YOU SKYE&KEITH

    1. Christy

      It’s all about healthy soil. Feed the soil microbes and they will reward you with bountiful produce. Read up on the Soil Food Web and no-till gardening as a starting point. Good luck with your adventures in gardening.

  3. Christy

    And the winner (randomly chosen by a random number generator) is: Stella! Congratulations, Stella. Please contact us to redeem your prize. Thank you to everyone who posted a comment, and happy gardening!

  4. Mary Vercher

    I would love to learn more about growing grapes within a urban residential setting here in LA County. More importantly, I would like to know what the minimum amount of space is needed for the planting to be worth it. If anyone has any online links with examples of residences growing grapes, that would be much appreciated.

    1. Christy

      HI Mary,

      We usually put them 5 feet apart and let them spread along a wall or fence for 8 feet in either direction. You can train them up a wall instead, though, or over a pergola, one on each corner post.

  5. Sharon

    My grandmother had ancient muscadine vines growing in her large back yard in south Louisiana that fostered a love of gardening in me as a child. She taught me a lot and though I have been an avid gardener my whole life I have yet to make come to fruition my yearning for my own backyard of muscadine vines.

  6. Dana

    We are growing concord grapes (purple and white) in Westchester. Pruning is challenging for the purple concord, about 10-15 years old, which has taken over a 10′ x 6′ arbor. It is impossible now to harvest many the grapes, so the squirrels and possums get fat on them. Hope to keep the white concord more under control, by pruning more aggressively.

  7. Andrea Dowdell

    I would love to learn more about growing grapes in coastal Los Angeles. What varieties do well in our climate? Growing grapes is definitely on my list for this year.

  8. Stella

    These would be perfect for trimming grapes growing on our border fence!

  9. Nan O

    I have two 4 year old grapevines growing up a shade structure in on the back of my Del Rey home. For 2 years I just pinned the vines at the structure perimeter because the large canvas cover is costly. (resale value worry) Last spring I folded back 3/4 of the cover and was delighted at the extra light in my house during the winter months and the glorious living shade in the hotter summer months. My grapes flourished and were far more productive. Now the cover is off completely and I am an aggressive pruner. Let the budding begin!

  10. Cathy Bradford

    I would love to have all kinds (black, green and red) Seedless of course!

  11. Krista E

    2017 will be the fourth season for vines growing on a pergola in the middle of our edibles garden (in West VA). As the vines grow over the top of the structure, pruning will be especially challenging and this tool especially helpful.

  12. Sarah Harroff

    I have limited gardening space here in Los Angeles, but my mom had a raised bed installed in her Inland Empire yard where she receives lots of great direct sunlight. She started a grape vine last year, and we’re both looking forward to seeing how it develops.

  13. Julie Schustack

    I just planted 2 grapevines in my art studio parking lot and dream about the day when the cinderblock walls are covered with juicy, delicious homegrown California grapes and I can lounge in the sun eating grapes, cheese and drinking wine.

  14. HB

    Our pergola is just waiting for some vines.

  15. Tamara Ackley

    My husband’s grape vines are not growing so well here we n South Carolina. Our dirt is sandy and hard clay. We have hot summers at 115 degrees in July. So I would love to have improvement tips!

  16. Heather S

    My grapes are only four years old but are beginning to produce! We had a nice little yield this past year 🙂

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