Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Tomato Graft Update

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. 

Monday, March 14, 2016

Tomato Grafting Experiment

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. 

Thursday, March 10, 2016

The Witch

Click the photo for the preview. I just watched it today, the only person in the theater. I really enjoyed it, movies like this are rarely made.