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Offline Clive

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Will those tomatoes EVER turn red?
« on: September 17, 2011, 22:29 »
A common question lately is "Should I give up on my tomatoes?" Many novice as well as veteran tomato growers are seeing less-than-stellar performance with their crops this year.

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Re: Will those tomatoes EVER turn red?
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2011, 23:50 »
I only really like those little cherry tomatoes that you can just snack on. 
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Re: Will those tomatoes EVER turn red?
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2011, 00:03 »
Pull the leaves off the plants - the tomatoes will soon turn red.
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Re: Will those tomatoes EVER turn red?
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2011, 08:46 »
I used to do the same when I had a greenhouse many years ago.  The tomatoes would still be turning red in December!  But the Eastern European plant varieties are interesting and may be worth an experiment.   
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Re: Will those tomatoes EVER turn red?
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2011, 09:38 »
Tomatoes have been a waste of time this year. My greenhouse ones not bad, with dozens of green ones, but not all that many red pickers. I also had a lot dropping off still green. Outside ones useless, with some sort of virus making the fruit brown and blistered.
Makes me wonder if the effort of all that watering and feeding is worth it!!

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Re: Will those tomatoes EVER turn red?
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2011, 10:50 »
But the Eastern European plant varieties are interesting and may be worth an experiment.   

Careful, they'll end up taking over your greenhouse.  ;D
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Re: Will those tomatoes EVER turn red?
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2011, 11:44 »
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