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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 6:13 pm    Post subject: Tomatoes refuse to turn red. Reply with quote

I have a tomato plant which refuses to turn my tomatoes red.I have a great crop but its taking for ever to go red.Ive picked a good many and put them in a brown bag as that usually works for me but is there any other way to make them go red? I have plenty more on the plant outside but the sun isnt hot enough anymore so any help please???????

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2007 12:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

At this stage of the year you could lift the entire plant from the ground and place it in a large container.
Try and take as much of the roots and soil with the plant as possible.
Move this indoors a dry, frost-free location near a window (not direct sunlight) somewhere in your house or garage
The fruits will continue to ripen on the vine.

You mentioned placing the unripe tomatoes in a paper bag, well next time, pop a ripe banana or apple into the bag also.
Both release a gas which speeds up ripening of your tomato.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2007 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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You mentioned placing the unripe tomatoes in a paper bag, well next time, pop a ripe banana or apple into the bag also.
Both release a gas which speeds up ripening of your tomato.


That's one for the tips fourm Idea

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2007 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It sure is. Its ethyl gas if my memory serve me.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2007 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks but I dont think the plant would survive if I uprooted it as it seems to hate our porch and thats why I plant them out now cos they always get a disease in the porch.Ill stick with the bag and just wait it out,I did hear of the rotten banana before but forgot. Thanks again
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2007 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blackbird,

came across this



Just in case you need to ripen those tomatoes in a large way. I don't know how much a litre. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well they are now ripened,banana and all.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Loncey wrote:
well they are now ripened,banana and all.


Good to hear.
Another satisfied gardener. Smile

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GarethAustin wrote:
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Not in a million years, I wouldn't put myself or the public through such an ordeal. Surprised

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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GPI with you as a TD, the grass WOULD be greener on the other side of the hill. Cool
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I may be able to give myself a whopping pay rise like Bertie did today also. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well if Loncey has any over ripe or rotten tomatoes we know in what direction we can throw them.

Just to bring the thread back on topic.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2009 2:53 pm    Post subject: Tomatoe yields Reply with quote

hi folks

Last year (2008) was a washout for my tomatoes in a green house. Tomatoes but Green. !

This year quite a different story . an abundance of crops !



A few differences between the years :

1). maybe a little warmer this year than last , more sunshine this year ?

2) I kept the greenhouse door closed to raise temperatures,

3) I planted marigolds with the tomatoes ( Suttons recommendation to do so. )

4) all the plants were grown from seeds in a propagator, , at home and transplanted into the greenhouse.

5) watering 1 a week and feeding 1 a week

6) new compost

I gave a tomatoe plant to a neighbour and a bought tomatoe plant and planted both of them outside in a raised bed, the seed grown plant thrived with fruit whereas the transplanted plant did not thrive. I covered the seed grown plant with a cloch to ripen the fruit,: worked a treat ....!!!
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2009 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I too am enjoying my first ever crop of edible tomatoes - on the third attempt. The warm weather we've had over the past week has really speeded up ripening.
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