[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.
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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