[Tomato Dirt #111] 10 Ways to Help Ripen Green Tomatoes Faster
August 31, 2016
Tomato Dirt Newsletter Volume 6, Number 17
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FEATURE: 10 Ways to Help Ripen Green Tomatoes on the Vine Faster
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Fall is coming. Green tomatoes remain on your plants. Don’t panic! Try these tips to help ripen green tomatoes that are still on the vine.
Reduce watering. If tomatoes have reached full or nearly full size, cut back on watering to encourage ripening.
Keep the plant dry. Late season is the perfect time for late blight to destroy fruit on the vine. Prevent it by watering the soil, not the plants. Tie long branches to tomato cage or add an extra stake to keep plants from trailing on the ground, making them susceptible to diseases.
Give the plant a trim. Remove the plant’s lower leaves. That will
allow the plant to put more of its energy into the fruit … (keep reading ...)