You know the feeling — you plant your favorite type of tomato plants, then water and wait. And wait. And wait. For some unknown reason, your tomatoes grow and look fabulous…but stay fabulously green. If you’re tired of being patient and you’re ready for those tomatoes to ripen on the vine, here’s what you can do about it.
1. The Variety
Perhaps you’re used to a quicker-ripening variety, or you didn’t get the type of tomato you thought. Check your seed packet for average maturity time to see if you’re still within the norm. And next time, mark the planting date on your packet or calendar so you’re sure to remember when you planted them.