This week in the conservatory I am going to show you the grapes we have growing there. As you can see in the picture these are black grapes and are just starting to ripen. The root of the vine is outside and the main trunk comes in to the conservatory through a hole in the wall. We grow them this way because its good for the root to be subjected to the different seasons. The whole plant can survive outdoors but it would not be as advanced and the fruit would probably get frosted before it had time to mature so we grow the plant indoors where it starts sooner and grows faster so giving us some fruit later on.