Tomato Grafting

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    After much hacking and slashing.
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    After some furtling.
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    More furtling and strung up so that you can see...
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    Even more furtling.
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    Yet more furtling.
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    The total harvest.
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      It doesn't feel satisfying unless you've got a glut so here's hoping that you're up to your eyeballs with them both.
       
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        Sadly, I will not be doing any tomato grafting this year because of ...



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          Ahem, I will be doing and have done some grafting this year.


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          I have dispensed with the use of healing chambers as I found them to be quite cumbersome and took up too much valuable space.

          Of course, this meant employing grafting techniques which don't require ultra careful control of heat, humidity and lighting conditions during the healing process.


          I am still pursuing the elusive three veg on one plant so to that endeavour I have grafted:

          Five Peptomtatoes (bell pepper + Morrisons "Grape" tomato + white potato);
          Three Tomtatogines (Gigantomo "beef" tomato + white potato + aubergine).


          The potato portion of the graft (pictured above) were done using the approach or inarching graft. The grafting point being bound together using strips of clingfilm and sellotape.

          This is an experimental graft so am unsure of the success rate.


          The top part of the grafts are more reliable.

          Bell pepper
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          Aubergine
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          Effectively, they are cleft grafts done at the leaf nodes of the tomato vine.


          The grafts were done on Saturday 25th April, and so far they have not died.
           
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