Have you watched any of Vance's videos? That guy has warm and fuzzy written all over him. IMHOTime is the great equalizer as you all well know. Over time these self appreciated masters will fall by the wayside certainly blaming others for their failure to be recognized for these geniuses they are ( in their own mind ). I prefer to watch, learn and observe persons who demonstrate their knowledge of the craft and eagerly share it with others. Maybe guys like Walter, and Vance aren't as warm and fuzzy as you would like, but hey you are not here to be his best pal ( if so, you really suck at it ). You are here to listen and learn and show some appreciation for the experience. IMHO
Yes.believe Vance was saying that before the tree comes out of the summer dormancy that repotting was in the same condition as late winter/early spring ( when the root damage caused by repoting can be repaired by the tree when it wakes up
I believe that it is more likely that the tree is spending all its energy to transport water to the foliage where it is tanspired to cool the tree ( roots ) continuously during the summer heat. Once the weather starts to cool the tree can spend more of its resourses on new growth and repair of any damage that needs attention. And as I mentioned, there is still time before the first freeze for recovery before the need to start transfering sugars to the branches slowly preparing for winter. IMHO.I, for one and maybe the only one, do not like the use of the words, "summer dormency" which does not exist in reality. The period in summer where nothing NEW is going on: no new leaves or flowers emerging and seeds quietly rippening, thence next years buds being matured, that is a period of renewal that will carry trees through the quiescent period of winter or dry season to follow. Just because they're not dancing in the streets don't mean they're asleep.
Well this sucks for me because I have to conserve all my strength near full moons for the feedings.Yes.
I have a feeling the MOST optimal time is during summer dormancy, but folks fear the heat.
I still have a feeling, and of course, there is enough data here to cipher it, that successful repots will be found to have taken place near a full moon, over every other measurable statistic.
Call out 100 repots, where the owner still has a question to why it died after repot, and I'll bet 70 or more were repotted closer to a new moon.
Call out 100 repots, where the owner thought the tree should have died, but it lived, 70 or more will have been repotted near a full moon.
Call out 100 trees where they were reported and "didn't skip a beat", they were all repotted near a full moon!
I can't bring myself to do this research, but if a naysayer cared to prove themselves wrong.....lololol! But for real.
Start drinking early?i dont claim to know alot, that way nobody expects anything out me, it either is and you ya know or its not and it doesnt work. might sound like a "no shit" kind of claim but i hate being caught with my dick in my hand. only thing any of us can actual bank on is that nothing stays the same and we are in constant change so at some point every thing i understand will be wrong and ill be forced to adapt.