Sorry that you success was so poor. My experience has been the opposite. The very first time I attempted grafting it worked like a charm. I got about 80% success on my first try. What seems to work for me is to make sure that you have green cambium pressing against green cambium for the entire length of the splice. Then wrap it really, really tight with electrical tape. It must be really tight so the two green cambial layers stay in close contact.
Jen Shrock wrote:Grafting takes practice and even then, you will get fallout. I tried it for the first time last year and had a miserable amount of success, but it is something that I am determined to learn so I will continue on.
M.K. Dorje Jr. wrote:Compatibility is crucial- you can't graft apples onto pears, for example