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Tons of nice toms

Postby butterfly » Aug 11, 2008 8:02 pm

But I wish they would ripen

WE've had no sun in 10 days or more, just rain , rian and more comin all this week

Will they ripen without sun or just rot?

If they aren't goin to ripen I might as well make chow with them

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Re: Tons of nice toms

Postby B_BQ » Aug 11, 2008 9:04 pm

Patience BF!
You have a couple of more weeks before you should start worrying about whether your toms are going to ripen! Leave them; let them be. They look really healthy.
Although I've had a few red toms which I've been able to harvest, most are still quite green. I'm just going to continue to nurture them and take a wait-and-see stance.
It's been a horrible wet, cool, gloomy summer, and I am absolutely fed up with the mosquitoes!
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Re: Tons of nice toms

Postby butterfly » Aug 11, 2008 10:15 pm

Should I take a few leaves off to let what light we have in??

OK BBQ I will hold the reins, lol,lol

I am so anxious to eat one or 2 or 4 , lol,lol
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Re: Tons of nice toms

Postby patgeorge » Aug 14, 2008 2:34 am

It's a common fallacy that toms need sunlight to ripen. If mine don't ripen before the chill sets in I pick them and put them in the dark in a drawer in my bedroom. A ripe banana goes in with them to provide ethylene. Provided they are mature they ripen very quickly with no problems. Put a bit of foil underneath and check daily just in case there are any diseased ones.
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Re: Tons of nice toms

Postby Lindamct » Aug 14, 2008 8:23 am

Carolyn, what variety do you have? They look awesome! This year I did only Determinant Celebrity. :-)
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Re: Tons of nice toms

Postby butterfly » Aug 14, 2008 12:46 pm

I went back to my old favorites, Beef steak

Last year I grew Early girls hoping to eat them much earlier in the season

I also planted some beef Steaks

The early girls disappointed me

Although I had a great crop they ripen only a few days before beef steaks
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Re: Tons of nice toms

Postby butterfly » Aug 15, 2008 12:15 pm

I just checked my toms

They are growing biger and biger but not sign of ripening yet
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Re: Tons of nice toms

Postby Lindamct » Aug 15, 2008 12:36 pm

Gr8 to hear Carolyn! The last couple of days we have been getting a few hours of sun here and there. Hopefully it's coming your way next!
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Re: Tons of nice toms

Postby butterfly » Aug 16, 2008 12:06 pm

lol,lol and laff is all I can do

we had 2-3 hours of sun yesterday but it had better places to go

dark gloomy and raining again today and the forecast was supposed to be sunny and hot for all weekend

ya right!! not here by the looks of it

Day 20 in a row with rain
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