The older I get the more I realize that I don’t know everything. Please share your tips. All tips are welcome and none are to big or small. Even if your not the originator of the tip some of us can benefit from your sharing. I’m going to get it started by posting a picture of manipulating the common electric tape for using on small scions with small stock. Most likely many others are already doing this but some might be helped.
When your grafting sometimes all you have is small limber wood to work with and the full width electrical tape will break the stock if you attempt to pull hard enough to get a tight seal between scion and the stock. I started splitting the tape with scissors until one day I was grafting and I reached for the scissors and I did not have them. I attempted to just pull on the tape and to my surprise it ripped into workable strips as you can see in the picture below (takes less time than using scissors). With small strips I can graft even the smallest scions/stock. I have ran into a few brands that are of a different composition that won’t split but all the black electrical tape has split easily. Sometimes the small things helps the most. Hope this tips helps someone. Bill
Please excuse the spelling in the picture. It is not easily corrected.