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Is special grafting tape worth it?

A baby tree outgrowing grafting tape

Five apples that Anna grafted at home with Parafilm Grafting Tape are all thriving, while four out of ten trees that Anna grafted at a workshop using some sort of athletic tape failed.

The trees grafted with parafilm tape are already starting to push out of their wrappings, while we'll have to unwrap the other trees in a few weeks to give the trunks room to grow.

At 7 bucks and change, a roll of grafting tape will probably last us the rest of our lives.  We feel like the tape has already paid for itself.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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