To graft or not to graft tomatoes?

To graft or not graft for tomato growing?

To graft or not graft?

My advice is that grafted plants are worthwhile if you are growing tomatoes in the same soil year after year (usually in a greenhouse). You are unlikely to see a benefit from the disease-resistant rootstock if you are growing in grow-bags or containers using fresh growing media. You may still benefit from the extra vigour resulting in an earlier first pick or an extended harvest period at the end of the season. If you buy grafted seedlings, make sure the graft is above the surface of the compost when you pot them up or plant them. If you don’t, the scion may produce adventitious roots and you will lose the benefit of the rootstock.