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    My SIL gave me 2 tomato plants not long ago. They are just now getting tiny green tomatoes on them. Is it too late in the year? I was wondering if they got started late and may not get ripe?
    I don't know about growing tomatoes... these are my first ones. Anyone have input?

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    The only thing I remember about growing tomatoes are those little green catapillar/ worm dudes with two horns.

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    Huh?? LOL

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    Leiloni77 is talking about what we call tomato worms, very nasty looking things they still scare the wits out of me...as far as your tomatos go depending on when your heavy frost is and if you cover them at frost time, you might still get a month of growing time left.(depending on your weather) so cross your fingers. Just remember if your tomatos are good sized and still green you can pick them and put in a sunny window still to ripen

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    Thank you Karla. I didn't realize they would ripen off the plant.

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    I bought and planted tomato plants Memorial Day weekend. For the cherry tomatoes, I've been able to pick about a dozen a week out of 6 plants(I have a ton of green ones, though), but for the regular tomatoes, I only had one ripen, and the bottom was all yucky, so I gave it to the dogs (they'll eat anything!). I've only had 1 meal out of my green bean plants, 2 summer squash and no cukes- all were planted the same weekend.

    I'm also getting quite discouraged, but I have to remember this is the first year we've had a garden here, the garden is very unestablished, we have very sandy soil that we added loam to- so there's really no nutrients in the ground- except the chicken poop we've been giving it. Hopefully, the compost we've been making will help out with next year's garden.

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    We live in Michigan, and we have 10 tomato plants in our garden. We had some tomatoes at supper tonight. We have probably eaten 5 tomatoes at this point, and all the rest of them are green. They are ripening up, and the ones that don't ripen before a frost we pick and wrap in newspaper. They ripen slowly that way. We also pick some of them and put them in a sunny window as stated above. Nothing like the taste of a tomato freshly picked!

    yolo

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    I love home grown tomatoes. I tried growing some in pots on the deck. Every time I would get a nice green tomato, the squirrels would get it. So I gave up for this year. My neighbor didn't get any this year either.

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    Well, I live in the desert. I have tiny tomato plant starts in the tray and they are going into the hothouse tomorrow. I didn't get a spring garden due to the weather so I'm trying a fall garden.

    I have the hothouse only covered with screen cloth right now. In a couple of months I will put some clear plastic over it. I think I should be able to get some tomatos as long as it doesn't turn too cold here too quick. I'm hoping to have tomatoes fresh from the garden in November. Hey, I can hope. LOL

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    Hi...I have a question and I really hope someone knows the answer...

    I planted 2 tomato plants in late July. They already had about 4 tomatos on them when I bought them, they ripened and we ate them. Since then, nothing has grown out of them, not even a flower. The plant is growing and has green leaves. Is it done for the season and if it is, what do I do? It's pretty tall, should I cut it back and just wait for next year?

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    Sherry if they don't ripen up,you can make fried green tomatoes
    Slice, dip in buttermilk, cornmeal and fry in a skillet with oil...very yum!

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