Thursday, September 10, 2009

Tomato Ripening

I grow tomatoes for one thing- bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwiches that must have vine-ripened tomatoes. Yum!

The warmer temps have finally started to speed up the ripening of tomatoes in my yard. To help tomatoes that are slow to ripen now or later in the season, it helps to “shock” the plant. Shocking can be any number of things such as holding back water which means watering less, pinching back the top growth by four inches or so or taking a shovel and pushing it into the soil about two feet away from the plant to cut some roots.

I have used this technique in mid-September for years to help those last tomatoes ripen. If yours are not ripening, give it a try.

Make your day a good one.

1 comment:

Irfan Rashid said...

Larry You have very good reason to grow Tomatoes.
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