Gardeners catch up on tomatoes

Master Gardener Biar Master Gardener Biar Tomato grafting was the program topic for the Little River Basin Master Gardener chapter Feb. 19.

LRBMG President Anne Barr shared her knowledge of the newyet old technique gaining interest among home vegetable gardeners.

Master Gardener Rosalie Biar of Thorndale discussed tomato grafting in hopes of producing greater yields of a tasty heirloom variety.

Using a tomato root stock more disease resistant, heat tolerant, and suited to our Texas climate, the members learned how to graft the scion (cutting) of a less hardy but perhaps more desirable variety.

Each participant took home a grafted tomato plant they had produced using the techniques learned in the program.— Linda Jo Conn, first vice-president

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