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Plum budding followup

Blueberry bud

March is the month of perennials on our farm. Pruning, weeding, topdressing, mulching --- all fun tasks to slide into the warm afternoons that crop up at least a few times a week.

Budding scar

While I'm at it, I took a look at my one perennial experiment of the year --- budded plums. I grafted two buds per rootstock last summer, and it looks like that was just right since one of those buds (generally the top one) seems to have glued itself into the rootstock fairly well. I snipped the tops off the small trees to talk them into turning those grafted buds into shoots and will wait and see what progresses over the course of the growing season ahead.

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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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I may have missed it. Did you say what variety you had grafted on?
Comment by Brian Wed Mar 15 09:26:56 2017

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