I thought it would be fun to graft a tomato plant onto a potato plant to create one plant that produces potatoes underneath the soil and tomatoes on the top. I grew this over Spring and Summer, so now I’ve put together a start to finish gardening video to share the whole process! In this video we’ll cover how to grow tomatoes from seed, how to start potato plants, as well as the full process of how to graft plants together using the cleft graft and whip and tongue graft techniques.
I’ll share lessons along the way of this fun experiment so you can learn with me and have a go yourself at growing and creating one of these Frankenstein or frankenplants. Or should we call it a Pomato, or maybe a Tomtato?
Tomato Ketchup Sauce Recipe: (please note that this only makes a small amount, so feel free to double or triple the recipe depending on the amount of tomatoes you have). 800g washed tomatoes 3/4 cup white vinegar 1/4 cup sugar. Feel free to reduce this quantity a little. 1/3 tsp chilli powder or cayenne pepper (your choice) Pinch of salt Method: Roughly chop tomatoes and place in a pot with 1/4 cup water. Cook over medium, high heat stirring until tomatoes have cooked, softened and broken down (approx. 5 mins).
In the pot, blend tomatoes well with a stick blender, then strain the puree through a sieve to remove seeds and skins. Put the tomato puree back in the pot along with all other ingredients and simmer on medium heat for 15-20 mins, stirring until thick. To test if ready, place a few drops onto a cold plate. Let the drops cool and if there is no water coming out of the sauce then it’s ready. Let cool and place into bottle or jar. Store in fridge and it should last a few months (if you don’t eat it all first😉)