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accidental tomato plant

ok so my step daughter got me a tomato plant for mothers day and about two months ago another plant just sprouted up next to it. it now has over thirty tomatoes on it. do you think they will ripen all the way since its fall?

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cassie_m

Asked by cassie_m at 9:13 PM on Oct. 20, 2009 in Home & Garden

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  • Wow! How nice! Before there is a frost, bring them in and they will ripen inside. You don't have to set them in the sun, contrary to what is said sometimes.

    Here is what I found:http://www.weekendgardener.net/vegetable-gardening-tips/green-tomato-090709.htm

    "Tomatoes ripen from the bottom up and the inside out, so don't put tomatoes on a windowsill to ripen because they will only turn red, but not ripe. They will stay green inside.

    Instead do this:

    1. Place your unripened tomatoes on a tray, and then put them in a dark, warm spot

    2. Cover them with a single sheet of newspaper

    3. These are the conditions tomatoes need to continue the ripening process, which is internal. The light, which was needed for "growth" isn't needed anymore

    4. Eat when ready"
    Bmat

    Answer by Bmat at 9:20 PM on Oct. 20, 2009

  • ok so if i pick them and do this they will ripen?
    cassie_m

    Answer by cassie_m at 10:09 PM on Oct. 20, 2009

  • leave them outside until your first frost and then bring the green ones in after your frost and place in a brown paper bag with a ripe one. the gas emitted from the ripe one will cause the ripening of the green ones. or just enoy some fried green tomatoes.
    jewjewbee

    Answer by jewjewbee at 8:44 AM on Oct. 21, 2009

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