Grafting next year


5 year old buck +
With the failure of so many of my rootstocks this year resulting in losing the grafts, I'm thinking next year I will order rootstocks, pot them, and let them grow a year and then either whip & tongue graft them the following winter or t-bud them in August. Anybody ever took that approach on purpose?
I did leave buds on the rootstock and they still died. My thinking is to allow the rootstock to develop a better root system before grafting. I'm gonna do it and see.
THunter I am doing the approach you are talking about only because I was late in my planning and didn't get any scion wood for dormant grafting. I will be t budding in the next couple of weeks and hopefully all goes well.
Keep me posted, please.