Batch 1 of the rootstocks

With three batches of rootstock seedlings well established and showing their first true leaves (above), the first batch of heirlooms for scions was seeded today, 10 days after the rootstocks were seeded. Every batch is three 72-plug trays.

The next batch of heirlooms, which will grow uninterruptedly without being grafted — the control plants — will be seeded seven days from now.  It will be interesting to see if the plants for grafting are ready on schedule.