Download: Tomato Potato Graft

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Grafting a Tomato onto a Potato plant.

Apologies for not following up on this experiment as work became really busy.
The graft worked! By the end of the growing season got cherry tomatoes on top and a few spuds at the bottom. Things I learned from this experiment:
-Only one of the grafts took hold because a few days after I grafted these the plants, we had a sweltering heat wave followed by some strong hurricane winds, as a result the plants took a beating.
-I grafted the plants later in the growing season so they didn't get enough time to really take off. It took about 2-3 weeks for the graft to take hold resulting in an overall growth setback. I'll try again only earlier this year. I'm starting tomato and potato seedlings indoors to get a jump start on the growing season, that way by the time spring kicks in, the grafts will have already set in a protected environment.
-This experiment proved to me that grafting the tomato to potato works and if you learn from my mistakes the effort might be work you time! Start your seedlings before the growing season, graft the two plants in a stable indoor environment, transfer to a larger container so the potatoes have more room to expand.