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By Smiffey

United Kingdom Gb

my tomatoes are not ripening very quickly this year, ive watered and fed regularely is there anything i can do, or is it just the season



At the end of the season, any green tomatoes can be put in an enclosed space (a drawer for example) with either a ripe one or a banana. The principle is these give off a chemical which triggers the unripe ones to ripen. If you've got a spare banana, you could try putting it under a tomato plant and see if it has any effect

2 Aug, 2008


In the past I have used a teaspoon of epsom salts, this ripens the tomatoes.

30 Aug, 2008

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