I traded some clips for a tomato plant, and I put the tomato stand over it. We we came back from our midwest trip, it tipped over my stand is not tall enough. A friend told me that I could pick the tomatoes and they would ripen in the sun. Plan B is trying to let them ripen inside versus outside. I just keep propping it back up when it tips over, hoping for some tomatoes. We will just have to see.
This is the friend we found on the tomatoes. We poked and touched him so much that he moved on to a more peaceful spot.
Someone told me if I picked my tomatoes and set them in the sun, they would ripen. Well they turn red and rot on my table so we have moved to Plan B.
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Last summer I had my first garden. The tomatoes I planted finally started producing near the end of the summer and I had to pick them all while they were green so that they wouldn't be hit by the frost. They ripened in the house (and I didn't sit them in the windowsill) and they were delicious. Because they ripened at different times, I was able to do productive things with them. For the last big batch, I made homemade marinara sauce and froze them in quart bags. I think your Plan B will work fine!
I think this has been a bad tomato year for lots of people.Keep us all posted.
I love homegrown tomatoes – they taste better than anything, but that's precisely the reason I don't do it because of those darn caterpillars because if I see one, I won't be able to eat tomatoes for the entire year – that's how long it takes me to get over it, so I buy them and not think about the caterpillars and what I don't know, doesn't bother me, perfect example of ignorance is bliss! (at least in this instance)Hey, you could always make fried green tomatoes, right?…or pickle them green! I've seen green pickled tomatoes in the store before.
I would love to have my own garden!
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