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Old 01-08-2003, 04:05 AM
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What are they lacking? Is there something simple I can do?


The ripening process of tomatoes is triggered when daylight hours
shorten. They should notice soon.......

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Paul Flackett wrote:
What are they lacking? Is there something simple I can do?


Are you feeding them? If so, what with?

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Thumbs up Banana skins

Try placing banana skins at the base of the stems. They release a ripening agent - ethylene. In fact this works with any rotting fruit but banana skins seem to be the best.
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Old 02-08-2003, 12:33 AM
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Paul Flackett wrote:
What are they lacking? Is there something simple I can do?


Are you feeding them? If so, what with?

Yep, with liquid tomato food once a week.
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Old 02-08-2003, 12:34 AM
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Try placing banana skins at the base of the stems. They release a
ripening agent - ethylene. In fact this works with any rotting fruit
but banana skins seem to be the best.
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Tried it with a couple of skins last week but nothing has happened.
Would the same thing be true of ripe (shop-bought) tomatoes, or the end
bits of tomato left over from my sandwiches?

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In message m, petesm
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Try placing banana skins at the base of the stems. They release a
ripening agent - ethylene. In fact this works with any rotting fruit
but banana skins seem to be the best.
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Tried it with a couple of skins last week but nothing has happened.
Would the same thing be true of ripe (shop-bought) tomatoes, or the end
bits of tomato left over from my sandwiches?


Turning tomato skins red doesn't make a tomato ripe as any supermarket
can demonstrate.
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Paul Flackett wrote:

What are they lacking? Is there something simple I can do?



Are you feeding them? If so, what with?

Yep, with liquid tomato food once a week.


It's not that then! Just leave them somewhere sunny, and then wait.



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