just a short brake ,now out from my winter project,
several years ago,as a farmer, i was growing tomatos, grafted onto the stem of a potato,under glass,thus giving us a double crop, tomatos on the top,and potatos under ground,this was done in several hectors of glasshouse.
Now look all you budding GRAFTERS,
Plant a potato 5" deep, a main crop veriaty,in well cultivated soil,
when the potato shoots are about 4" tall sellect the strongest shoot,leave all the others growing,
Take a 5" tobacco plant,and with a very sharp knife,and with one action cut through the stem at approx 35*, 1" above the ground.
Do the same to the potato shoot, there should be no delay as the graft should be placed together A S A P. or less then 60 sec.
Now tie soft rafia arround the graft to hold the two sections together.HANDLE WITH CARE.
Place a cane alongside the the graft to support the grafting,after four weeks the rafia can be removed. leave the cane in place..to support the tobacco plant.
at the end of the tobacco harvest, the potato tops will have died down and thay will be ready to harvest, do not wash potatos and thay will keep for 6 months. in a cool frost free area,