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It has been a strange year!

Quite a few ripe ones.

I'm now wondering if the green ones will ripen indoors.

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On Sat, 15 Dec 2018 14:27:04 +0000, Chris Hogg wrote:

On 15 Dec 2018 13:50:20 GMT, David wrote:

It has been a strange year!

Quite a few ripe ones.

I'm now wondering if the green ones will ripen indoors.

Cheers


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I finally cleared the greenhouse about a month back. made a very nice green
tomato soup with the unripe ones. The last of the almost ripe ones went in my
lunchtime salad two days ago.

I've got a little bit of frost-protection heat in the greenhouse and two of
the three chili plants are still slowly developing fruit. The other one has,
sensibly, shut down for the winter.


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On 15/12/2018 13:50, David wrote:
It has been a strange year!

Quite a few ripe ones.

I'm now wondering if the green ones will ripen indoors.


I'm impressed. Mine are now completely black and withered as is anything
else tender that was left outside. Last few tomatoes taken off in
October are still mostly edible. The odd one has gone to mush.

Apple and nashi pear crop were off scale in volume this year.
Rasberries were hopeless due to the drought.

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On Sat, 15 Dec 2018 13:50:20 +0000, David wrote:

It has been a strange year!

Quite a few ripe ones.

I'm now wondering if the green ones will ripen indoors.


Well, more ripened in a brown paper bag.

I did leave a few on the vine. I stripped the vine of almost all leaves
but left it with a few small trusses just for interest.

It looks as though the remaining tiny tomatoes are ripening very slowly.

Cold weather is due, but I'm now wondering if a tomato plant could be over
wintered in a frost free cold greenhouse ready to sprout again next
spring. Given that commercial growers seem to just have a vine going up
20-40 feet in the air on a wire and then just pull it down and loop it as
they pick ripe trusses and the tip grows upwards.


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On 16/01/2019 20:19, David wrote:
On Sat, 15 Dec 2018 13:50:20 +0000, David wrote:

It has been a strange year!

Quite a few ripe ones.

I'm now wondering if the green ones will ripen indoors.


Well, more ripened in a brown paper bag.

I did leave a few on the vine. I stripped the vine of almost all leaves
but left it with a few small trusses just for interest.

It looks as though the remaining tiny tomatoes are ripening very slowly.

Cold weather is due, but I'm now wondering if a tomato plant could be over
wintered in a frost free cold greenhouse ready to sprout again next
spring. Given that commercial growers seem to just have a vine going up
20-40 feet in the air on a wire and then just pull it down and loop it as
they pick ripe trusses and the tip grows upwards.


There was a huge tomato plant 10m diameter grown by hydroculture and
supported by pig netting in a round greenhouse at the Science Expo
museum at Tsukuba, Japan that was already many years old when I was
there in the 1990's. Kept frost free and with plenty of light they seem
to be very long lived. I don't know if it is still there. This place:

https://www.japan.travel/en/spot/1454/

My UK outdoor tomato plants have been dead and black for a while now.
This latest hard frost and thin layer of snow will kill all the
remaining tender plants (some of which were still in flower today).

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On Thu, 17 Jan 2019 17:18:25 +0000, Martin Brown wrote:

On 16/01/2019 20:19, David wrote:
On Sat, 15 Dec 2018 13:50:20 +0000, David wrote:

It has been a strange year!

Quite a few ripe ones.

I'm now wondering if the green ones will ripen indoors.


Well, more ripened in a brown paper bag.

I did leave a few on the vine. I stripped the vine of almost all leaves
but left it with a few small trusses just for interest.

It looks as though the remaining tiny tomatoes are ripening very
slowly.

Cold weather is due, but I'm now wondering if a tomato plant could be
over wintered in a frost free cold greenhouse ready to sprout again
next spring. Given that commercial growers seem to just have a vine
going up 20-40 feet in the air on a wire and then just pull it down and
loop it as they pick ripe trusses and the tip grows upwards.


There was a huge tomato plant 10m diameter grown by hydroculture and
supported by pig netting in a round greenhouse at the Science Expo
museum at Tsukuba, Japan that was already many years old when I was
there in the 1990's. Kept frost free and with plenty of light they seem
to be very long lived. I don't know if it is still there. This place:

https://www.japan.travel/en/spot/1454/

My UK outdoor tomato plants have been dead and black for a while now.
This latest hard frost and thin layer of snow will kill all the
remaining tender plants (some of which were still in flower today).


Just coming back to note that I am finally going to pick the last few tiny
tomatoes.

One main stem is still green but I would be impressed if it starts to
sprout again.

Cheers



Dave R


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