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When do you pick tomatoes?

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MrsOnTheMove Thu 17-Jul-08 20:19:04

<newbie tomato grower.. daft question>

We have lots of tomatoes, plum and cherry variety all of a good size, and the plant is still producing lots of flowers.

Do we let them ripen on the plant before picking?

Was told by a friend to let them ripen indoors..

wasabipeanut Thu 17-Jul-08 20:21:29

Leave them be! Pick them when they look ripe.

Have you been pinching the tops out?

MrsOnTheMove Thu 17-Jul-08 20:29:33

yes, I've been pinching the tops out.. I did intend on leaving them until some one said otherwise.

I thought tomatoes would be easy! thankfully all the other veg growing well. DD's keep wanting to pick them as they have been with salad, courgettes and strawberries.

wrinklytum Thu 17-Jul-08 20:32:26

Another tomato growing newbie here- pinching the tops out???What is this top pinching of which you speak???I have a few tiny green toms and some of the plant is still in flower.....What should I be doing,thanks

MrsOnTheMove Thu 17-Jul-08 20:41:35

Wrinklytum - I am not an expert, but have tried to follow this.

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