Some discouraging grafting news this morning: all three apple trees that I grafted with my father a little less than a month ago appear to be rejecting the grafts. No, that’s a bit presumptuous. The trees probably aren’t responsible for the failed grafts, I am.
I found no indication that any of our grafts have taken. Most of the grafted scions/buds look desiccated. Not a single hint of life…
I’ll check again in another week or two. Until then I’ll cultivate a positive mindset since optimism can’t hurt.
Here are a few more photos from today’s inspection.