This is a close up of the graft on one of the tomato plants.When potting on tomato plants the soil is brought up to the bottom leaves to encourage new roots to grow to support the plant, with these it is advised to keep the soil below the level of the graft as the grafted plant can send out roots and cancel out the grafted root!
Another grafted tomato plant.I waited for days wondering when our plants were going to arrive until one evening a neighbour came to the door bearing a box marked urgent 'live plants'!I had been out when they came and my neighbour had agreed to hold them for me, she was watching out for my car in the car park but was not aware I had changed my car some weeks previously.The plants had been sitting in the box for nearly a week!
There were 15 plants in total packed into small plastic cases like root trainers.The compost was still slightly moist so I repotted them into pots and placed them on the bedroom window incubator
I am amazed at how quickly they grow!We have 2 tomato varieties,Conchita a cherry tomato that can produce up to 20 fruits per truss!
Elegance tomato, a popular variety great for everyday use
Cucumber Quatro a deliciously crisp and refreshing midi sized cucumber
Britney Pepper a sweet pepper that is quick to ripen from green to red
Aubergine Scorpio large glossy fruits that can be harvested up to 2 months earlier than a normal plant.
Back on the plot, the weather has kept us away but cabbages,onions,potatoes and leeks have gone in.
At home, cauliflower and brussel sprouts have been potted on
The hens still wait on their new home as I wait for a break in the weather to continue construction.