I planted some rootstock last spring, intending to graft, but wasn’t able to obtain the scion it wanted, so i just left it to grow. In late summer, i bud grafted ashmeads kernal to it.
Then we had a windstorm, and all its fencing blew away. Before i fixed that, something ate all the new growth (graft and all) and also ate every bud off the little tree. Probably rabbits.
I plan to graft onto what’s left this coming spring. In the meantime, should i worry about the whole thing drying out over the winter? Anything else i should worry about? Should i give up and buy more rootstock?
I’ll try to post a photo. Any advice welcome.
There’s also some deer fencing further out, not visible in the photo.