I don’t normally take the time to photograph anything while I’m grafting, I’m usually in a hurry to get done for the day. These are some quick snaps showing my grafting contraption.
Make sure cut is clean.
Here is another one.
These 2 were not ideal cuts. I wanted to show these 2 because even with a tool, you can’t get every cut to come out perfectly, the problem here was too many bumps and or buds along the wood, so they didn’t fit in the tool correctly.
Showing the 2 pieces together before being wrapped.
Perfect cuts for these 2 pieces. Bud was too close to the cut, guess I wasn’t paying attention, I was focused on getting a good photograph.
Trying to show how they go together without my fingers in the shot.
I thought I had shots of the whip’s being wrapped but I guess not.
Here is a reverse cleft graft, the scion is bigger than the rootstock. These were cut with a knife.
This is how they fit together, this shot was blurry, so I did another one.
This one you wouldn’t use because the scion is too tall, you can’t put enormous scions on top of tiny rootstocks. I snipped this one off above the one bud, which is all smaller rootstocks get.
Wrapped with black electrical tape, this is what I had to work with this year. Never used it before, so I hope I am not wrapping it too tightly.
Covered in parafilm and ready for callusing.