Potato/Tomato Idea…

I’m debating if I should experiment and plant a Potato plant this year… Not only do I want to grow a Potato plant, but I want to graft a Tomato plant onto it, kinda like this one from Spring River Nurseries. The only reason I’m hesitant is because I read that the yields for both would be inferior to planting both the Potato and Tomato separately.

I’m not really concerned with the Potato yield, since any Potato harvested would kinda be a bonus… and maybe I can use a Cherry-type Tomato, since those just grow too wild (big) in our garden.

I’ll give it some more thought… and do a little more research…

[Update] After posting this, I had another thought. I don’t know if this can be done, so I’ll research it more later… I wonder if an Eggplant can be grafted onto a Tomato rootstock. The Eggplants I’ve grown never seem to get big and don’t bareany decent fruits, so I wonder if this would be a good experiment to see if a grafted Eggplant would grow more vigorously on a Tomato rootstock.

  • The tomato/eggplant idea is interesting. I haven’t done very well with eggplant either… not really sure I have the patience for grafting, but it will be interesting to follow your progress if you decide to try it.