Getting the most out of your tomato harvest
Last updated 9/5/2019 at 1:13pm
Nothing beats the flavor of fresh-from-the-garden tomatoes and when they're left on the plant five to eight days after the fruit are fully colored, the flavor only gets better.
Check plants regularly and keep harvesting, so the plants continue to produce throughout the fall. This also reduces problems with insects and disease attacking overripe or rotting fruit. Store the mature red tomatoes in cool, 45- to 50-degree, conditions with high humidity and they'll last about 7 to 14 days.
Consider pinching off the growing tip of indeterminate tomatoes now. These plants will keep growing and pro...