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Margaritaville
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 4:25 pm    Post subject: Too late to pick tomatoes? Reply with quote

Hi, I had several tomato plants this year of different varieties and they all performed pretty erratically.Did get a harvest but other toms just didnt want to ripen (the poor summer I suppose) As a result I still have a fair few toms on the plants.Is it too late to pick them now do you think?About three weeks ago I used some of the still green ones to make a relish which worked out quite well.The ones still on the plants are all shades between green and not quite red, so wondering if I can ripen them for use as regular tomatoes or am I making more relish?!
Thanks for any answers.
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Maeve Drogheda
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Margaritaville,

I picked the last of my tomatoes yesterday, some were red but most were orangeish or yellowish, I put the non ripe tomatoes on a sunny window still this usually works for me. The other thing i have done in the past is put the unripe tomatoes in a brown bag with a banana and put it in a warm hot press to riped up.. That also works well. I still have lettuce and scallions in my green house which normally don't have at this time of year.
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Ado
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Margaraitaville

I'm still picking ripe tomatoes from plants in the garden which is fab.

I'm planning to make chutney too with any that don't ripen and experimenting with different recipes. Here's one that's on my list

https://www.giyireland.com/market/tips/2011/10/17

Could you use any extra pots of chutney as Christmas presents?

Ado
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