Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
Pollinator Resources

Pollinator Resources

MOFGA working on alternative format for seed swap

March 28, 2020 – Kennebec Journal – The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association has announced it is working on an alternative format for its annual Seed Swap and Scion Exchange, originally scheduled for March 29, according to a news release from the Unity based association.

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Save Scions for Grafting

March 5, 2020

While pruning fruit trees, think about saving some of the small branches you remove to use as scionwood for grafting onto other rootstock. C.J. Walke, MOFGA’s agricultural specialist, gives this advice about storing scions until you're ready to graft: "To store scionwood for later grafting, the wood must remain dormant and protected from drying out. An effective way to achieve this is to store the scions triple-bagged in Ziploc bags, and keep in the back of the refrigerator. You can add a small piece of damp, not wet, paper towel in with the scions to help retain moisture. The back of the refrigerator is best because temperatures are more stable than near or on the door. Do not store in the freezer." To learn how to graft, come to the Seed Swap and Scion Exchange and/or read Roberta Bailey's "Spring Grafting Primer" in The Maine Organic Farmer & Gardener.

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