Matt Grantham wrote:This is likely illegal if anyone were actually try to sell anything due to patent rights in most case, but if said community maintained this production under the pretense of a time bank or something similar might they be exempt for patent infringement?
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S. G. Botsford wrote:
It takes practice to graft.
If I do 5, two of them take. If I do 25 fifteen of them take. If I do 100, 70 of them take.
It takes time to set up and clean up.
If it takes half an hour to find your knife, set up a work table, and where is the grafting tape! and 10 minutes at the end, that that 40 minutes is amortized over the 5 you are doing or the 100 I am doing.
David Livingston wrote:Just to give an example this year I have tried to root graft pear on to hawthorn , it's an idea I found on the net . Hawthorn is a weed here so I have given it a try . Will it work? who knows. how much did it cost? pennies how long did it take ? 30 mins including finding my tools and getting clean at a time of year when it's too wet and cold to do much else
If it works I will have three full size standard trees :-)
The idea is you graft the pear on to hawthorn then put it in a pot , when it takes put the plant in the ground with the graft below the soil so the tree can develop it's own roots
See we could all do this
We have everything to gain ( and apples ) and nothing to loose
r ranson wrote:
Grafting and budding is actually super-easy. Probably the easiest thing I do on the farm. Like crazy-easy. There are even tools you can buy to make it even easier. I can't express how easy I find this task and a success rate of over 95% (I get 100%, the others on the farm have the occasional failures). I know people are frightened of this task, but I think if they actually tried it, or took advantage of some of the free training that is available (several other sources of training in our town for this skill), then I wouldn't see the need for a professional team.