I still have close to a hundred tomatoes on the vine. It looks like temps in my neighborhood will be in the 38 degree F range in the day or two surrounding Thanksgiving. Should I pull the toms off or leave it to chance? They are in a semi-protected area.
if you expect a light freeze, throw an old sheet over them at night. in the Dallas area, ground temps are still quite warm....water the day before, protect at night....good to go...
with a little luck, you might get another 3-4 weeks of growing weather, if they get good sun and protection from the wind.
when hard freezes come, pull the green tomatoes and let ripen on a counter. the small immature green toms make good pickling tomatoes to throw in with other veggies like (okra, beans, cukes, etc)
(thanksgiving is where i usually glean my tomatoes to take up to my Dad, since i don't have the counterspace, or the time to pickle...those little pea-sized cherry tomatoes i give him at thanksgiving usually show up in a mason jar with other pickled veggies at christmas-yum!)
Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 1 guest
You cannot post new topics in this forum You cannot reply to topics in this forum You cannot edit your posts in this forum You cannot delete your posts in this forum You cannot post attachments in this forum