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[Tomato Dirt #158] Hurry Up! 10 Ways to Ripen Green Tomatoes Still on the Vine
September 01, 2018

Tomato Dirt Newsletter
Volume 8, Number 23

Dear Tomato Dirt reader,

Welcome back to Tomato Dirt! A few times a month, we’ll send you this newsletter packed with tips about growing tomatoes and using them.

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FEATURE: Hurry Up! 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.

  1. Reduce watering. If tomatoes have reached full or nearly full size, cut back on watering to encourage ripening.
  2. 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.
  3. 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)

Read more tips to help you ripen green tomatoes on the vine … and be sure to check out our Harvesting Tomatoes Pinterest board for more helpful information.

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Get Ready for Fall Garden Clean Up

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Garden pruners and shears to clip back plants and weeds Sloggers and other garden boots to keep your feet dry Compost tumblers for your garden debris

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That’s it for now. More next time.

Until then, happy gardening!

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