This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V26", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
"Subscriber," Sharon, Pa., writes: " I have been advised to cut the roots around the grape-vines in a grapery, at a distance of two feet from the vine, to make them bear more grapes. Have I been rightly advised?"
[When any fruit tree is growing with more than usual vigor, and it does not bear as much fruit as it ought to do in consequence of its over luxuriance of growth, it may be rendered more productive by root pruning. Beyond the statement of this general principle, we could offer no special advice. Perhaps our correspondent after looking at the growth of the vines can judge. - Ed. G. M].