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yes, have got all my tom plants in decent size pots with drainage holes. i'm generally reasonably cautious about watering but i suppose the plant could have got infected by something during one of the summer's various wet spells. ah well, i'm not too fussed. more interested in how my black russians now do...
My greenhouse is full of green Toms Help How can I ripen them????
There is a trick that is supposed to work but I have never tried it-take a ripe banana or two into the greenhouse it gives of ethylene gas that ripens the tomatoes-I do find if one tomato ripens the rest soon follow.
Other than that -remove a few leaves to let more light and air around the plants-they will ripen- probably sooner than you think.
ellie, temperature is the key to ripening toms. You don't need direct sunlight. A very very very general rule of thumb is that they take 4-6 weeks from when they first start to change colour from their darkest green. Optimum temps for ripening are low-20s and above. The lower the temps, the longer the process.