I hope it’s a good omen — the first batch of grafts all took, 100%, and are looking good. My plans to graft over the weekend didn’t work out, so I’m going to do an orgy of grafting on Monday and Tuesday.  Every rootstock that can find a mate with a similar-size stem will live. The rest: compost.

Once the survivors of this ethnic cleansing are safely in the healing chamber I will have enough space under lights and over heat to start the second batch. One group of rootstocks and scions is already started, so the rest must follow within a day or so for me to maintain the schedule.