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Garden Tip: Tomato Grafting

By The Hollyhock Garden. Posted on April 30, 2020 in Stories + Recipes

Tomato grafting became popular in the 1960s as a way to reduce certain diseases caused by soil-borne plant pathogens. Grafting is now often used to offer protection from other stresses and to improve the length of vigor of the plant.

Listen in as our gardener Dana grafts a Cherokee purple tomato onto another root stalk to improve the tomato’s season and disease resistance.

Feature photo credit: Darshan Photography
Video credit: Ayton Novak

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  • Jo-Ann Johnston
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    Hi holly I live the garden at hollyhock and the tomatoes are always incredible. How do you create the 2 main stalks that are strung up with the tomatoes cascading down.

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