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    • Tomato Ripening Tip

      Growing your own veggies in the garden in great, but waiting those last few days for them to fully ripen can be aggravating! Here is a simple tip for hastening the process in half the time so you can enjoy those fresh garden grown tomatoes now, rather than later!

      To ripen tomatoes rapidly, place the unripe tomatoes in a glass bowl with an apple (or 2) and cover the entire bowl with plastic wrap. The natural gas released from the apple will hasten the ripening process in literally half the amount of time!



      Of Course, if you have tons of Green Tomatoes- you could always Make Mock Raspberry or Blackberry Jam with them!
      Comments 5 Comments
      1. HerbLady's Avatar
        HerbLady -
        At the end of the growing season you can wrap your green tomatoes in news paper and store in a cool dark place. They will continue to ripen. Just make sure you check on them regularly.
      1. Trishy68's Avatar
        Trishy68 -
        At the end of the season, you can cut all the foliage off the plant except where the tomatoes are connected. This "shocks" the plant and forces the tomatoes to ripen. It takes about a week after for them to all ripen at the same time.
      1. mofrommo's Avatar
        mofrommo -
        What a great idea! I'm going to try this when my tomatoes come in.
      1. Jacie's Avatar
        Jacie -
        LOL Great Ideas.... although I NEVER have tomatoes that need to ripen as my family LOVES Fried Green Tomatoes!!
      1. Pilotrep's Avatar
        Pilotrep -
        I am going to try this...I have had to pick tomatoes early,trying to save them from the horn worms...can't seem to get rid of them.


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