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When to water with budding
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John S
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August 12, 2019 - 2:21 pm

For those of us who arent' farmers, water is expensive.

Many urge us to water the plants a lot before bud grafting, but how much?

Most of the time, I find that thoroughly one day before and 45 minutes before works.

I get that snap that I'm looking for and it opens easily.

Do you water after the budding?

I just started this year to see if it makes a difference.  Whaddya think?

John S
PDX OR

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Rooney
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September 13, 2019 - 12:23 pm

If I were to guess if after budding care is essential, then unstress your plants and help offset the investment in the 'plant slowdown' processes that toll the plant. So even though I had never thought of this before, but before and after -I do think watering in our summers will help the overall results quite a bit. 

I never knew that the tight bark budding problem can be fixed in such a short a time as 45 minutes, so I appreciate knowing about that.

I guess capturing water during rainy periods would offset the water costs. In which case I am not sure you know that any low cost 12 volt fuel pumps of the modern high-pressure fuel injection types from post 1985 cars would work well with a 12 volt photo-cell apparatus, a 12 volt battery etc. They last well with water and can shoot 20 feet across.

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John S
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September 14, 2019 - 4:59 pm

Interesting idea, Rooney.

I am neither as adept as you are in automotive electronics nor in advanced botany.  I'm just someone's dad.

That kind of thing might be exciting to experiment with, though.

John S
PDX OR

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Rooney
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September 17, 2019 - 12:09 am

Thanks again John. But the link I am posting is what I read before I voted and the things I said in my first pararaph.

https://www.botany.one/2019/08.....se-system/

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