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« on: August 21, 2007 12:05:29 PM »

Why wont my tomatoes turn red? There are a ton on my plant but they are all green - what do I do???
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« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2007 06:29:24 PM »

I can't help you make them turn red, but.... take them off green, slice them up, dredge in cornmeal, and fry lightly in oil. Serve with jalapeno salsa. Yum.  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2007 07:40:31 PM »

It helps to cut off some of the fruits if there are a lot on the plant-that way the plant puts its energy in to what is left. But if your first frost is a ways off, just be patient. You can always bring them in to ripen later.
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« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2007 11:20:42 AM »

ok YUM that sounds good!

I will try to cut some off - I was going to take some seeds for next year anyway Cheesy

Thanks Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2007 06:57:09 AM »

If you still have green tomatoes when frost becomes imminent, clip them off the plant, leaving a small amount of stem attached to each tomato.  Wrap loosely in old newspaper and store indoors: somewhere fairly dry and cool, but not in the fridge!  They should continue to ripen slowly. 

If you'd rather not store them, you can always fry them, as above, or make pickles or relish with them.
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« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2007 09:36:09 AM »

If you still have green tomatoes when frost becomes imminent, clip them off the plant, leaving a small amount of stem attached to each tomato.  Wrap loosely in old newspaper and store indoors: somewhere fairly dry and cool, but not in the fridge!  They should continue to ripen slowly. 

I have to do that every year in Colorado!!!
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« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2007 01:47:45 PM »

yes they are still green...I give up.

thank for the tip I will try that - I donno when a frost is due here - I guess I should be keeping an eye on the thermometer
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« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2007 01:56:15 PM »

Get a good bloom booster product...like for flowers, but food safe...that will help them with the extra nutients they need to ripen.
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« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2007 12:22:52 PM »

hmm I may try that - they are STILL GREEN?!
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« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2007 03:20:37 PM »

Patience,patience Cheesy
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