These guys have been grafted ( the ones with the clips) with no light so that they could heal. Obviously the one center right didn't work. We lost two. But the rest are doing well. I added some light to help them grow and I'll post updates on the progress. Thanks to Kyle, he kept them going while I was out of town for a few days.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Monday, March 14, 2016
I personally won't be using a box cutter, a sharp razor blade sounds safer.
This year I will try a new method for growing tomatoes. We garden in two raised beds and crop rotation is difficult. We've been loosing plants early due to disease and replacing the soil is not an option for us. Extreme heat is also a problem and grafting can help with that.
Here is the Johnny's seed PDF on the process. It is a bit intimidating, but tomato seedlings are very resilient and I'm confident I can pull it off.
Of course I have to garden nerd this thing out, so I'll be growing non-grafted and grafted plants to compare the results.