Monday, 30 September 2013

What is grafting?

What is grafting?

  • Grafting is the process of combining two different plants to create a single one
  • It requires lots of skill and practice, but has been successfully achieved by providing a clean cut on the two plants and taping the ends together until they heal
  • The purpose is to combine one plant's qualities of flowering or fruiting with the roots of another that offers vigour and resilience
  • Most plants need to be grafted within their own genus - such as potatoes and tomatoes - but it is sometimes possible to graft those of a differing makeup

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