I’m finally getting under way! I’m starting this topic to share and track my progress in one place. Hopefully there are more successes than failures, but I know not everything will work out.
Where I’m at right now:
Arborists are coming back next week to finish taking down trees, after which I’ll have a lot more full sun space. I have all my scionwood and most of my rootstocks. I’ve grafted 4 apricots, 2 apples, and 5 pears (2 for me, 3 for my boss). I’ll be grafting some peaches tonight or tomorrow, and persimmons as soon as the roots come in. I have some pawpaw seedlings coming up in pots now; hopefully I’ll be able to graft them in a couple years. I also have 4 rooted figs in pots, plus starting a few more now!
I started some beach plum seeds last year, and have hazelnuts potted up and waiting to germinate. I’ll have a small nursery bed to grow persimmon and other rootstocks, and to get tree seedlings started. I’m also starting a boatload of mostly native and native-ish perennial flowers to attract hummingbirds and keep the bees and other pollinators in pollen and nectar for as much of the year as possible.
I’ll start adding some pictures below, and thanks for coming along on my journey! And thank you to everyone on this forum for all the great info and advice.