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Has anyone tried growing grafted vegetable stock or even better, tried doing it yourself?Posted Monday, December 24, 2012, at 2:53 PM
Some of you might be like me, I heard about grafting of fruit trees for many, many years, but vegetables? But this year, expect to see grafted vegetable plants starting to show up in your mainline seed catalogs.
You might want to learn more about the why's and how's so here are two links that might begin to answer your questions.
The method recommends certain seed stock for the base but have you ever noticed how the overwintered, self-sown vegetable seeds that become weeds in your garden are so strong and healthy? If they could be used, would they be better than store bought?
Here is a great project for you (and me). If you collected some seeds from plants you grew last year, consider committing a few to this experiment. I would start a few saved seed as normal and at the same time start a new variety so they would be similar in size when you go to graft.
I would also try some winter sown. Base plant seeds and your new variety.
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