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"DIY TomTato - Grafting Tomatoes onto Potatoes 2014"

Discussion in 'Edible Gardening' started by Trunky, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. Trunky

    Trunky ...who nose about gardening

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    • pete

      pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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      Sounds like another T&M scam to me, wouldn't touch it with a barge pole.
       
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      • Phil A

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        Too Scary [​IMG]
         
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        • Bilbo675

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          Quite a fuss about it in some of the tabloids too, but I can see problems, what if the spuds are ready before the tomatoes and you want to lift them!! :heehee:, I'll be sticking to tradition myself and giving them a miss too :snork:
           
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          • Lolimac

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            Just think of the seed potatoes and tom seeds you can get for £15........

            Maybe a novelty for anyone who hasn't got much space i suppose....
             
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            • JazzSi

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              With T&M you will end up with the wrong variety anyway.
               
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              • Scrungee

                Scrungee Well known for it

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                I'm waiting for T&M to start selling tomacco plants

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                • Sheal

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                  I'll be giving it a miss too. A dose of blight and you lose the lot with no chance of rescuing anything.
                   
                • pete

                  pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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                  You have obviously not been reading the Bordeaux mixture thread.:snork:
                   
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                  • Steve R

                    Steve R Soil Furtler

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                    Me too, £15 bought me a full 25kg sack of second early seed (approx. 300 tubers), earlier this year. I split that bag with a friend and we both have enough tatties (now harvested) to last most of the year.

                    Now if T&M are selling a plant that will do that...then I'll possibly be interested.

                    Steve...:)
                     
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                    • Lolimac

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                      Anything T &M can do!!!!;):ideaIPB::biggrin:
                       
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                      • JWK

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                        OK Loli, are you thinking of creating your own? I wondered about trying to graft a tomato scion onto a potato tuber, but I wonder what the candidate varieties are; I think Gardeners Delight would be good for the scion but what potato? I'm thinking a main crop variety.

                        Anyone any ideas?
                         
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                        I wondered if you'd be up for it John:thumbsup:.....
                        I was thinking of a Beefmaster scion only because that what i had the most success with this year...and a Desiree or Rooster:dbgrtmb:
                         
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                        • JWK

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                          Good choices Loli, I'm imaging next season, picking lovely tomatoes all summer, then when they have finished digging up a great pile of spuds. What could possibly go wrong? :)

                          Seriously, I am tempted to give this a try. I can see all sorts of problems with timings and stopping the potato from sending up it's own shoots, still it might be fun.
                           
                        • Lolimac

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                          Me too John...:dbgrtmb:....must say when i first saw the advert i did roll my eyes:rolleyespink:(what next)...but curiosity has got the better of me and after having a go at grafting tomatoes i fancy my chances of a TomTato:thumbsup:
                           
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