My Muscadine vine is bleeding. I think I pruned it too short or too late. How can I stop it from bleeding and can I save it?
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Sap is normal following pruning and will eventually stop on its own. Make sure to give it some extra water and fertilizer to help keep its health up. But as long as the vine looks ok overall, I would not worry too much. If it makes you feel more at ease, you can treat the vine with Neem oil, which is a safe and effective fungicide/insecticide that should help guard against these issues while it heals. For future reference on pruning, this article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/grapes/pruning-muscadine-grapes.htm