Grafted about 40 pear trees. ALready have bosc and bartlett and they seem to be in good shape after 20 years. Bought 40 rootstock of OH x F97 from Cummins nursery, Received box two days after placing order.
Learned by watching utube videos-- some better than others so this has been several months of viewing when I had the time. Clean sharp tools a must.
Cut the scion wood and stored in cool basement in wet sawdust. BUt they were starting to sprout so will be surprized if many survive the major surgery.
Figure if only a few survive we are ahead. Having learned a new technique. And at $150 for the rootstock, need about 6 to survive to break even. ( Pear trees are about 25$ at Stark)
Made a hoop house green house by purchasing 10 foot 1/2 inch pvc poles and duct tape.Plastic was recycled. Carefully set in place the newly potted tomatos in the wally bags.. 9 bushsteak and 4 baby boomer. both determinant so as to not fight about size, especially height.
To experiment, gave a gallon of water to half the transplants, and a 75% strength of a miraicle tomato fertilizer to the other half.
For got to add eggshells and epson salts to the soil mix.
Curious to see if these bags breath or can let out excess water.