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  • OT: Lancaster, PA grafting workshop

    Anyone going to the grafting workshop at Landis Valley in Saturday (March 28)? I'll be there.
    https://www.figbid.com/Listing/Browse?Seller=Kelby
    SE PA
    Zone 6

  • #2
    I'll be there too. The timing is good and I'll probably try a couple of grafts the day after I get back.
    Steve
    D-i-c-k-e-r-s-o-n, MD; zone 7a
    WL: Verdolino, Figue Jaune, Nantes Maroc, Lussheim

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    • #3
      Kelby, is the info for this on a website? I'm in Lancaster this week for a conference, wondering if I can squeeze this in.
      Ed
      SW PA zone 6a

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      • #4
        http://www.landisvalleymuseum.org/in...ents/march-28/

        Here you go, Ed. Registration was supposed to be by yesterday, but maybe they can squeeze you in still.
        https://www.figbid.com/Listing/Browse?Seller=Kelby
        SE PA
        Zone 6

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        • eboone
          eboone commented
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          Thanks, Kelby
          Looks good but won't fit my schedule

      • #5
        Kelby, It looks interesting.
        Last edited by sppsp; 03-25-2015, 09:17 PM.
        Shailesh, Pennsylvania, ZONE 6B

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        • #6
          I'm a long time member of the backyard fruit growers. I always look forward to the event. I've always volunteered as a grafting instructor, but 2 years ago I was started by going over the safety procedure a man decided to take his sharp knife and start cutting a scion. A minute later blood was gushing out of his severely cut finger.

          Kelby hope you can make it to the early session. I'll be there in the AM which is for Members. You can sign up to be a member there. The event is open to the public in the afternoon.

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          • Kelby
            Kelby commented
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            I'll try to make it early, but I'm leaving from work so we'll see.

        • #7
          Great workshop! I got to meet Bass and Rewton, grafted 2 apples trees, and acquired some other scion wood. Good people and a good day!
          https://www.figbid.com/Listing/Browse?Seller=Kelby
          SE PA
          Zone 6

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          • Rewton
            Rewton commented
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            It was great to meet you and Bass - hopefully the weather will be nicer the next time! By the way, approximately what temperature are you keeping your new grafted apple trees at? What can you recommend as far as potting soil for apples - maybe promix-bx? Thanks for the nursery pots too.

          • Kelby
            Kelby commented
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            This is one of those rhings that there's a lot of right ways. I'll keep mine in my "workshop" which is around 45-50F for now. I intend to pot them up for the first year since they are pretty delicate. Promix should be fine for a year, I'll put mine in a Pine Fines heavy mix.

        • #8
          Nice to meet you both, I was there the entire morning session, and had to head back when you guys came.
          As far as the temperatures to keep your grafted trees, not too hot not too cold. between 55-75 is ideal.

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