Chip budding older wood? other questions
I've always used this years growth to chip bud on to. Does anyone ever use last years wood or older? I guess that would be difficult to do since the wood would probably be too thick. I do have some container trees with thinner, older wood and figured it would work if I tried.
When removing a chip bud out of a stick of bud wood, what is the thought on the thickness? I say this because sometimes I go a little too shallow (thin bud) and sometimes I feel I go too deep (thick). Any problems with takes or should they both work just as well? (I would imagine it all comes down to getting enough cambium contact?).
I'm still chip budding. Hard to get it all completed when its been so hot/humid. Its been roughly a month since I started and those still look pretty good (still seeing healthy green buds under the parafilm). I will say the rubber bands have already started falling off (the sun has been brutal) and some of the parafilm has started cracking.