Inexpensive Tomato Grafting Supplies

Q: I need to find a source for tomato grafting tubes and clips that are not terribly expensive for 100 or less of each. Is there an advantage in using eggplant rootstock rather than tomato rootstock? I’m looking for a science project for a fifth grader.

A: Vegetable grafting supplies are expensive aren’t they? Honestly, grafting tomato plants is way above the skill level of a fifth grader (and most adults). You have to provide a propagation chamber that is extremely humid and dark for several days then supple carefully monitored light levels for weeks afterward. It seems to me this project would take too much time for an elementary school science project. Check my website and use the search line, typing in the words “science project” for more ideas.

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