Late Maturing Tomato Plants
In an ideal world, you want your tomatoes to ripen naturally. That’s the whole point of growing your own right? Understandably, that isn’t always the case. To get the results you want, sometimes you have to take matters into your own hands.
But before tackling how you can easily ripen your green tomatoes, it’s worth figuring out how to prevent slow maturing plants and fruits in the first place:
Start Growing Early
This almost goes without saying but we feel it’s still important to stress. If you hope to harvest tomatoes at a specific time, try to start growing them as early as possible.
For example, tomatoes can be sown anywhere between February and April. If you’re wanting an August harvest, sow tomato seeds succinctly from early February to April. This way you give yourself the potential benefit of an extended growing period, allowing time for slow maturing fruits to ‘catch up’.
Focus on Plant Development
Make sure you put enough effort into feeding your plant enough to promote the development of fruit. We suggest using a premium quality tomato feed during the early stages of the plant’s life to boost its nutrient uptake and natural strength against diseases. This way, all the plant’s energy and focus will be on the producing plump and healthy tomatoes. rather than surviving.
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