Just a quick questions for the veterans of grafting. Yesterday, one of my scions (Sweet 16) had nice and swollen green buds. Fortunatly, I also had a crabapple (Prairie Fire) in my yard that was starting to break bud too.
I tried to graft the least swollen buds, but since I’m just starting and my knife skills are nothing to write home about, the best graft in my opinion is a cleft graft that used the most green buds. I also t-budded some buds but the bark might have been more cooperative with a couple more days under the rain.
So my question is, should I tent the graft to make sure it dosen’t dry out? Here’s the forecast of the next week:
I sadly don’t have any pictures since I was in a rush yesterday and it was starting to get real dark outside, and since now they’re wrapped nice and tight it might be hard to judge the graft.
Thanks a lot!