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Offline Inyan

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All these grafts are going to the infirmary
« on: September 30, 2017, 08:04:17 PM »
Today was not a good day. As you can see, many of my brand new grafts were destroyed as well as some grafting stock. Damage was found both in the green house and outside of the green house. Most upsetting wasn't the fact that many crests, variegates, etc. are now unlabeled and unknowns now... but in fact almost all of my grafts have had labels removed or tossed. It is not a good day for me to say the least. I found one small seedling that had been de-grafted while trying to fix everything up and suffice it to say I did re-graft the unknown seedling now and after that I pretty much lost the heart to do much else in the green house. Sadly, many of the crested and variegates I had were slated to be given out as gifts once they matured a bit more. Deep breathe in and relax. Now, I have to wait and see how many grafts will still pull through after having just been grafted in the last 3-4 days. This is going to be one heck of a learning experience.
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Re: All these grafts are going to the infirmary
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2017, 09:15:29 PM »
Yikes!  What caused this?

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Re: All these grafts are going to the infirmary
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2017, 10:09:23 PM »
Teenage angst. Thankfully, my grafting method can take this kind of abuse as my grafts were just done a few days before this and most made it fine.
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Re: All these grafts are going to the infirmary
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2017, 05:45:40 AM »
Jeez. Did they know what they were destroying?  I'd think teenagers would be more inclined to steal the peyote for consumption than damage it. 

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Re: All these grafts are going to the infirmary
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2017, 08:47:10 AM »
You had me laughing with that post. I let stuff like this roll off my shoulders. There is no need to get worked up over this kind of stuff. I may not look like a big guy, but I'm 100 kg and 68 inches tall. I can't afford to let stuff like this get me excited.
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Re: All these grafts are going to the infirmary
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2017, 11:08:38 PM »
Well hopefully one day they'll eat the peyote so they can stop being so inconsiderate. 

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Re: All these grafts are going to the infirmary
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2017, 03:13:30 PM »
I finished counting out my grafts done in the last month and the numbers of those that have taken are well over 300+. Still a great many grafts that have not started growing so it is too early to tell exact numbers, but I'm convinced that within the next few months I will have close to 1000 seedlings grafted and that will give some nice new genetics for me to play with.
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