March is the month of
perennials on our farm. Pruning, weeding, topdressing, mulching --- all
fun tasks to slide into the warm afternoons that crop up at least a few
times a week.
While I'm at it, I took
a look at my one perennial experiment of the year --- budded plums. I Grafted two Buds per
rootstock last summer, and it looks like that was just right since one
of those buds (generally the top one) seems to have glued itself into
the rootstock fairly well. I snipped the tops off the small trees to
talk them into turning those grafted buds into shoots and will wait and
see what progresses over the course of the growing season ahead.