[NAFEX] grafts-- be patient

Lon J. Rombough lonrom at hevanet.com
Sun May 29 18:42:56 EDT 2005

One other thing that can help - leave a few "nurse" limbs near the 
graft if possible.  It seems to help draw energy to the grafts.  Cut 
the nurse limbs off in the winter after the grafts go, though.
=Lon Rombough
Grapes, writing, consulting, my book, The Grape Grower, at 
http://www.bunchgrapes.com  Winner of the Garden Writers Association 
"Best Talent in Writing" award for 2003.
On May 29, 2005, at 3:37 PM, tanis cuff wrote:

Be patient the year you do the graft, AND the next year.  Scions can be 
slow to show growth the spring they are grafted, but also may not 
really take off until the next spring.  Some of mine which grew less 
than 1" per bud last year (and which I nearly pruned off to take to a 
grafting class as demos of poor grafts) have put on a lot of new growth 
this season already.

Also, when did someone last post a reminder to water rootstocks with 
new grafts?  We were short on rainfall here until we got 1" & 2" some 
places, and then plants doubled in size almost overnight.
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