Grafting With Confidence
Grafting your own trees is fun and easy!
Grafting fruit trees is one of those exciting skills that will turn you into a truly self-sufficient gardener. The feeling of being able to create something from nothing by grafting onto rootstocks or existing trees is incredible!
$14.00 incl. GST
Do you have a fruit tree in your garden that's not pulling its weight? Any tree that's not yielding a bountiful harvest of delicious organic fruit every year needs either a strong talking to, replacing, or maybe…you could just graft it!
Turning nonproductive trees into useful members of your garden community is one of the main reasons to learn how to graft, but there are SO many more. Adding pollinisers to increase yield, adding new varieties to an existing tree, preserving heritage varieties, and using 'volunteer' trees that come up by themselves are just some of them. And just think of all the money you'll save on expensive nursery-bought fruit trees!
After completing this course you'll have an excellent overview of grafting (including the annual cycle of jobs involved), understand four simple and successful grafting techniques, know how (and when) to properly collect and store grafting wood, and have your grafting plan in place.
What's included in this course:
- Unit 1: Grafting your own fruit trees is easy and fun! (article)
- Unit 2: Plan your grafting this winter (activity)
- Unit 3: Learn from grafting success - and failure! (article)
- Unit 4: Calendar of grafting jobs (article)
- Unit 5: "Nanna technology" - storing grafting wood (article)