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Today i made one of my favorites. Classic food. I have my own recipe for this anyway. Red wine, tomatoes, lots of different herbs and things. I show picture. The Basilica is my own my grow. These are special, they taste lemon, pure lemon . This makes my 10points food go 10+ i write the recipe later, this is long list i am not professional photocrapher or plate fixer. Anyway: All my friends love my food. I love it me self too HEHEHEHE
I've wanted to graft my own tomatoes for a few years and a couple years back I bought grafting rootstock, clips and razor blades for the chop but I didn't get the timings right on the rootstock seeds and they were too behind my main tomatoes for me to do it, last year I paid for grafted tomatoes, expensive at £3.33 a plant but they were blight resistant and produced a good crop compared to some non-grafted tomatoes I had so I've purchased more grafted tomatoes again this year, anyway I had this gear laying around and have some excess seed-grown tomatoes, so I thought fuck it, I'll try on some weaker ones. First of all I got everything (I thought) I needed together. Then I started chopping excess leaves to reduce the water loss from leaves after the surgery…grafting clips ready for the next phase. Heads get chopped Oh no, after a minute of trying, I realise the grafting clips are shit, I had a backup ready for this scenario and instead used silicon hose, split down the middle to support the scion and the rootstock! One on the left one needed an extra cotton support. I put them in a makeshift humidity dome protected from direct sunlight. This picture is from the next day, as you can see something has gone wrong with the one on the left……The one of the right looks like it could take, we'll see. BUT…A 50% success rate is pretty good for a first attempt! Next year I'll be buying grafting rootstock seeds to graft my own heirloom tomatoes with disease resistance and drought tolerance!