Re: Viron's grafts and going forward
…yur welcome! It doesn’t sound like the aftercare instructions you have are ‘mine,’ I’ve come up with my own over the years and they differ from those I noticed being handed out at the exchange… Basically, protect them. But one gallon pots are pretty small for their expanding roots, so I wouldn’t ‘feed them’ anything while they're still in the pots.
As is, I suspect you could successfully transplant them to a permanent location whenever it’s ready. As you know, the new root fibers are tender and easily broken, so it’s best to keep the entire ‘soil ball’ intact while transplanting, but I’d do it. Just make sure their permanent location is safe from …everything
, especially deer…
As far as fertilizing, it’s recommended you stop feeding …about now so as not to encourage new growth too late into the season. I think that simply being in the earth with the ability to ‘stretch out’ is all they’ll want.Thanks for the high praise …no doubt part of why we do it