It was 89, 88 (yesterday), with 89 (today) and 82 (tomorrow).
I took a day off and did 13 grafts yesterday, including some peaches. I’m a bit worried that it is too hot, similar to the past temps where I had all failures. But, if stage of growth is the more important factor, then I should do fine. An interesting test. Over the last few days, I’ve done 18 peach grafts, though 7 of them had a couple days of cold before the heat started.
I noticed that my rubber electrical tape wasn’t quite as firm as I’d like.
1.) The warmth makes it stretch more easily.
2.) I ran out of my 1st roll and had to switch rolls for the last few grafts. The first roll wasn’t Temflex, but a different brand (same price, but Lowes didn’t have Temflex). I need to see what the brand is, because I think I like it better. It is one with pink plastic between the layers instead of the thin cloth-like gauze material.
Here’s a pic I made of a cut for the splice graft (plum). I think the small flaps at the end of each piece probably increase the chances of good cambium contact.