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Subject:  dampen the fresh graft?

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G. Kins

Catinatree, WA

trying to get the humidity up and wondering should I mist the newly grafted plant? Water getting on the graft could either help it or hurt it??

4/18/2020 3:29:56 AM

big moon

Bethlehem CT

it is ok to spray the plant with mist. It really helps it to heal.

4/18/2020 9:13:01 AM

jlindley

NE Arkansas

Misting won't hurt anything. It needs to be in 100% humidity.

4/21/2020 11:32:47 AM

G. Kins

Catinatree, WA

I may have to try again next year. I fully respect watermelon growers now. I have grafted fruit trees and a tomato... You guys rock...

4/21/2020 12:53:08 PM

big moon

Bethlehem CT

It is definitely the hardest species to graft that I have done too. Grafting is like handwriting, you sort of form a style that works for you. Others may have a different style or technique. You learn the feel of it, by trial and error. Providing a good environment to heal in is as crucial as the graft itself.

4/21/2020 2:30:18 PM

G. Kins

Catinatree, WA

I have one that may have taken out of seven. I am sure it gets easier still at the trial-and-error level. Might take me a few seasons to get competent.

4/21/2020 3:04:08 PM

G. Kins

Catinatree, WA

I actually got three to take. Using a spray bottle was an important part of reviving the ones that werent grafted very well.

5/11/2020 1:18:26 AM

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