GARDENING: Egg and chips, all in one plant!

New this season is Egg & Chips, a two-­in­-one cropping solution for home gardeners.

Monday, 18th January 2016, 12:15 pm
Updated Monday, 18th January 2016, 12:29 pm
Thompson & Morgan's new Egg & Chips plant combines aubergines and potatoes.

Thompson & Morgan has grafted aubergines (egg plants) and potatoes on the same plant, following the success of the hand­grafted Tomtato® (tomato and potato) in 2013.

The grafting process makes it easier to grow aubergines in the UK climate.

The hardy, vigorous potato plant supports the more delicate aubergine far better than its own root system can in British soil.

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You won’t need a greenhouse – a sunny, sheltered spot in the garden will do.

Above ground you will harvest an average of three to four large aubergines. Below ground, harvest yields of up to 2kg of white potatoes.

There's no genetic modification ­ it's an all­-natural, safe process.

Orders are now being taken for mail order despatch from April.

One 9cm potted plant costs £14.99 or two for £19.99, visit www.thompson­morgan.com/eggandchips or call 0844 573 1818.

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