|Choosing similar size plants.|
Tomatoes are grafted to provide increased vigor and productivity, and for disease resistance.
I obtained scion by growing seeds of tomato varieties that I like. Among these are Better Boy, Supersweet 100, Sunny Boy, Sungold, and Roma.
I grew rootstock from seeds ordered from Johnny's Selected Seeds. The variety is "Supernatural" which despite its name, is not GMO.
|Try to match stem size.|
|Cut both stems with one slice, to match angle.|
The seedlings are big enough to handle. I chose each, tried to match stem sizes, sliced with razor blade, and attached with silicone clips. I obtained the clips several years ago via internet search, but forget where.
Then I replanted each grafted seedling in moist seed starting medium, then misted the grafted seedlings and placed them into a humidity chamber. I made the humidity chamber using a plastic wastebasket, an old Tee shirt moistened to increase humidity, and covered with plastic wrap. This set-up is now in a closet, where it needs to be kept in the dark for 3 days.
I have never done this before. I don't know if it will work.
|Line up and attach silicone clip.|
|Tomato version of "Play Misty For me"|
|Humid and dark for 3 days. Waiting. Waiting. Waiting.|