# Minimum Size for Kerem

If one purchased 5 grape vines in order to make a small vineyard in his back yard, excluding the required 4 amot around the vineyard, what is the necessary procedure? At first I though all one needs to do is plant five vines in two rows with the proper space between each row. Now based on my understanding of Mishnah Kilayim Chpt 4 and Mishneh Torah Kilayim Chpt 7, there must be a minimum spacing of 4 amot between each vine in a given row and 4 amot between rows.

Now, using 50 cm for an amah, this would mean that each row would be 2 m apart and each vine in a row needs to be 2 m apart as well.

So would this mean that if one sets up his vineyard as diagrammed below, he would need to set an area of 4 m by 8 m?

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• What are you asking? Are you searching the psak of Shulchan Aruch? Are you searching difference for outside erets israel Commented Sep 15, 2016 at 18:57
• I am looking for the halacha l'maaseh. I am interested in making a halachic vineyard. I don't have much space to work with so I'm trying to determine the absolute minimum size and work up from there. Commented Sep 15, 2016 at 21:12
• CYLOR!!! is the rule. We can say that you want to learn Aliba Dehilcheta. please edit until they close your question. Commented Sep 15, 2016 at 21:17