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Grafting as a coping mechanism GIVEAWAY!

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Hey how are ya? 

 

Past couple months been tough on lots of folks, to take my mind off things I've been doing whooooole heap of grafting.   

 

I'd like to share the love with the community that has often given so much and asked for little in return.

 

I have five beginners grafting packs to give away AUS only I'll pay shipping just comment here and agree to post follow up pics ITT good or bad all part of the learning process and lord knows I've killed a few... 

 

Pack will include:

2 x 10 Cm rooted pereskiopsis

No. 21 Swann-Morten scalpel blade 

Length of 'Parafilm' 

20 Seeds of my first eva set fruit Yowie x Bridgesii 

 

Parafilm is what is used to seal petri dishes in pool smelling lab coat kebab shops where the latex flows like wine. The fancy film is a very breathable - incredibly stretchy - super duper amazing version of gladwrap that sticks to itself when stretched even when it's wet!!! It allows the home grafter to set grafts without the need for a humidity chamber and also ensures a better vascular connection and faster growth through the use of downward pressure.

 

I will post a parafilm tek before your beanz pop so just focus ppl, cmon ok? Get the pack first! geezQ!! 

 

George

 

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Sass Op (interbeing) 2 Month progression from grafting with pfilm tek.

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nice one!

 

may i suggest, your next post (or any) would contain not only pics of the progress (which i truly enjoyed) of the graft, but as well the "how you did it"

meaning (probably) the holding down of the seedling with the above mentioned tape, and pics where you slice, etc...

 

or is the para film used to create a mini (breathable) glasshouse?

 

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15 hours ago, George Simian said:

 

 

I will post a parafilm tek before your beanz pop so just focus ppl, cmon ok? Get the pack first! geezQ!! 

 

 

 Yeah I went off a little half cocked here as you can probably tell... 

 

3 hours ago, withdrawl clinic said:

or is the para film used to create a mini (breathable) glasshouse?

Planning to have this published by the end of the week as I think I've got enough material to make it nice and nice with the pictures. Yes spot on, you achieve a mini breathable greenhouse that also serves to put downward pressure. Cut tip, Defoliate 2CM, Wrap the stock, slice through the wrap, pop on scion and apply a layer over the top securing to the wrapped peres. They start cranking within the week and have been known to bust through the parafilm in ten days or so :)

 

you want in?

 

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2 minutes ago, George Simian said:

 

 

you want in?

 

  

no, but thank you!:wub: i have done,

many grafts, but stopped many years ago doing so, because i stopped trading plants!:(

 

can't wait for your para film tek, though!!:P

 

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2 minutes ago, withdrawl clinic said:

can't wait for your para film tek, though!!:P

Should be good! I certainly can't take all the credit - though I couldn't find a guide when I was learning.

 

I have already sent sheets of it around to some grafting genies so lets see what they do! 

 

Works well for tricho grafts too ;) you don't have to rubber band around to secure panties/bands/tape whatever. It sticks to itself! 

 

I don't cover mine as completely as he does and I run a band of film around the stock so the top layer can stick straight to that.

 

 

 

 

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as you say, a pain to take off (very slow as well)...

i will not go into what might be better, different methods for different people.

but to create, a humidity tent with the same material, one uses for securing the graft is, nice!

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or if anyone want's to check out parafilm and has the rest of the kit hit me up. will mail ya some with Melbourne lockdown licked stamps :)

 

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Hi George,

 

I'm definitely interested as grafting is a skill I've had minimal experience with and would like to develop. Any chance I could get you to hold onto a pack until late August when I move place? My current abode doesn't have a good place in direct sunlight for cactii but I've elected to find somewhere that has the space and northerly aspect to allow for some better growing conditions. I'd hate to kill the things before I get the chance to move. Basically, if they're still available in about a month, I'm still active and have organised a home for them, I'd be happy to document the process and share with the class. In return also, I will pass some of my own successes on to other members in the future in the way you're proposing here.

Thanks!

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16 hours ago, Tøn said:

Hi George,

 

I'm definitely interested as grafting is a skill I've had minimal experience with and would like to develop. Any chance I could get you to hold onto a pack until late August when I move place? My current abode doesn't have a good place in direct sunlight for cactii but I've elected to find somewhere that has the space and northerly aspect to allow for some better growing conditions. I'd hate to kill the things before I get the chance to move. Basically, if they're still available in about a month, I'm still active and have organised a home for them, I'd be happy to document the process and share with the class. In return also, I will pass some of my own successes on to other members in the future in the way you're proposing here.

Thanks!

Hey Tøn for sure I'm seeing lots of perskiopsis in my future! Just send me a Message and that way we can keep track of things a little easier :)

 

 

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Fantastic George, I'll send you a PM now. Looking forward to this project, just as we'll be coming into spring as well. Magic :lol:

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Hey George Im partial to a bit of parafilm grafting. Been trying different species of cacti too with varying joy. Check out this L.huizache graft i knicked with my fingernail pulling the parafilm off.

 

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Peace

 

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Humboldt nice work! 

 

Yes it's been a real game changer at our place!

 

Yes removal can be tricky! I usually wait till they really start to firm up 10/15 days sometimes then hold the 50mm tubes I have with my legs and rip it off like a magic table cloth.

 

I'm waiting on a new camera but this kind of reckless behaviour will be documented soon for your nail biting pleasure.

 

 

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