I also put posts in the ground for my new grapevines yesterday evening. I got some metal posts this go around instead of wood hoping that they will last longer. I also planted an Einset seedless grape vine beside of the Mars and Reliance. I still have room for 3 more grapevines in that area but after that I will be maxed out there…
Finished grafting my last 10 pear rootstocks this past evening. So I now have 20 potted pear trees on Bet, the first round of 10 has a few already showing signs of life! Now the wait begins for these. I still have a couple more apple rootstock left and I am waiting on a couple more scions to arrive that these are reserved for After that I will have my rootstock grafting done for the year but I still have some grafting to some trees to do!
Truly, I am enjoying grafting season!
@Poncho65, did you tie your parafilm off at the end? I cant quite tell. Trying to improve my process
No, the parafilm I used is staying on very well with me just stretching it and wrapping it. I do press the last little bit of it to make sure it sticks. Other than that I am new to this so who knows if I will have sucess or failure in the end… @Rosdonald
Also I need a pic for an update but my cherry tree cuttings are looking kind of rough now I brought them outside hoping that it might help them when the weather was cloudy and rainy but they look aboit the same as when I took them out. After I get a pic this evening or tomorrow I would love to hear some feedback or ideas on it…
thx for info!
Maybe you don’t have enough?? I bet a lot of us look less crazy to our neighbors with there perfect inedible lawns right now
Here is an update on those 2 cherry tree cuttings. There is still a chance for them but not sure if they will make it or not…
Zoomed in a bit more close on the bigger one.
Totally look less crazy at the moment
I live in the country though and the planned orchard won’t look to out of place by the road. It will face a pretty good sized farm that is across the road from me.
I am thinking… that’s a LOT of holes to dig or mounds to build to get all of those planted! I always think more trees is a GREAT idea… until I go out and have to prepare places for them all. Then I wonder , “What was I thinking???”
It will be a lot of holes…
I have til late Fall/Winter to get it done.
That’s good, you can pace yourself! You must be excited to get such a large number of trees placed in your orchard. Once they are in the ground, things really start taking shape!
I am working on building mounds for me peach, apricot, apple and pear trees that will be arriving in about 3 weeks. I am only half done. The weather does not want to cooperate!
Hey Philip, When your not sure just how many trees you have that’s when you know you’ve gone “overboard”. I am pretty sure that I have 221 varieties but have several trees of some varieties. Have some “exciting” scion to graft this spring so I’m not done yet.
It is for sure exciting! Good luck with ppanting all of those mounds @KSprairie ! I love the idea of all those trees and it would be awesome to have that many varieties and I will strive to have to many to count @greyphase
Here the pics of my step by step of the topworking of my callery pear.
First is the before pics
Then I cleared out around it
Next I cut it down to size
Then I started grafting to it
Then finishing up and making all the grafts water tight
Now the wait begins to see how I did!
I also made some raised beds today. I had enough 2X10s to make 2 of them but I had to buy the wood for the other 4.
Now all I need to do is put cardboard in the bottoms of them and add dirt. That will be for another day. I am just glad to have finished making them!
Do you dig these in at all or do you have them on the surface? I should have used cardboard in more of mine. Despite digging a couple feet down and tilling the dirt the grass still is able to push up 12 inches and sprout
You might if it keeps raining!
Wow, that’s a lot of trees. Your cherry looks good to me.
They are just on the surface. I will line the bottom with cardboard and if I ever get enough I am going to put carboard between them and around the outside a few feet and mulch them.