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By Beka Compton
The Times 

Save the green tomato!

Green tomatoes late in the season may not be a total loss with these easy, indoor ripening techniques

 

September 16, 2021

Beka Compton

Newspapers work wonders when ripening early tomatoes. I may be a little biased, but I think these are some of the prettiest newspapers I've used yet. I'm expecting the tomatoes to be ready in two to three weeks.

Fall is finally here! I've been waiting for it all summer. Unfortunately, my tomato plants didn't get the message that their expiration date was quickly approaching. The first frost date for 2021 is expected on October 21.

Like many other people in the area, my tomatoes are late. My plants remained pretty bare up until last month when everything decided to grow at once. They grew, and grew, and grew, but they would not ripen up. This weekend I had to pick green tomatoes earlier than usual, after having my hand forced by the local wildlife.

If you end up like me and have plenty of green fru...



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