Volcanoes and Wine in La Geria

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Volcanoes and their ashes are known worldwide as dangerous and often deadly to all life in general, but is little known that also has the ability to protect life in a way that few people know.

Volcanoes and their ashes are known worldwide as dangerous and often deadly to all life in general, but is little known that also has the ability to protect life in a way that few people know.In the island of Lanzarote, the volcanic ash is used in the planting of wine, in an area known as “La Geria”. The vines are planted in deep holes in the ground, which in turn serve as a natural barrier to protect the vines from strong winds that lash the island. Then he covers the ground with “Picon”, a dry stone volcanic ash, protecting the fertile soil of transpiration of moisture, preventing the escape, and that allows the plant to take root better in the fertile soil, not lose nutrients due to high temperatures and direct sunlight.

It is truly spectacular walk through these fields, which seem born on the imagination of a film director like Tim Burton, admiring the desolate landscapes of volcanoes, while the magical effect of the plantations of wine, with its many holes scattered throughout the area …

written by sinvertigo on 2010-07-07 in #world #locations

One Comment

  1. basterda
    basterda ·

    Wow, I have never been THIS close to a volcano! Great location! :)

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