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[Tomato Dirt #210] 10 Ways to Help Ripen Green Tomatoes Faster
September 03, 2020

Tomato Dirt Newsletter
Volume 10, Number 18

Dear Tomato Dirt reader,

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

Compost: It’s Easy to Make Your Own “Black Gold”

Compost: it’s called “Black Gold” for a good reason. Composting is the ultimate inexpensive way to recycle yard and kitchen waste back into your garden. Make sure you have what you need to start or build productive, healthy compost for next year’s garden. Take a look at composting gear used by gardeners like you!

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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.

  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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Build a Shed In A Weekend Even If With Zero Woodworking Experience

Fall is just around the corner. And that’s a perfect time to build the shed you’ve been dreaming about.

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Tomato Growing Tip: How Fast Do Green Tomatoes Ripen?

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Get more tips for growing tomatoes on our Tomato Growing Tips Pinterest board.

Get Ready for Fall Garden Clean Up

Get Ready for Fall Garden Clean Up

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Tips for Finishing Your Growing Season Strong

How to Extend Your Harvest of Homegrown Tomatoes

Grow Fall Tomatoes to Get Fresh Produce Until WinterHow to Save Tomato Seeds to Plant Next YearFried Green Tomatoes: a Favorite Southern Dish

That’s it for now. More next time.

Until then, happy gardening!

Kathy with Tomato Dirt
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