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conserving moisture in grafts

Posted by yukkuri_kame 9 (My Page) on
Sat, Mar 2, 13 at 14:18

A lot of my grafts have just gone in late for variety of reasons, including ran out of grafting tape. Trees are just beginning bud-break.

It's SoCal, and we just had our first 80 degree day, and humidity is quite low, windy & bright sun.

I am thinking the budwood may get dried out. Is there something I should do to conserve moisture?

Wrap the budwood in plastic baggies, saran wrap or wet paper towel?

Or just not worry about it?

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RE: conserving moisture in grafts

Saran wrap now but parafilm is better, buds will brake through the film and no need to take off.
Better to graft later when you see growths..buds opening up.

Here is a link that might be useful: Konrad's modified bark grafting

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