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Macclesfield Express - - LEISURE -

●● Ripen­ing green­house toma­toes

Your green­house toma­toes should now be swelling, so it’s time to take ac­tion to ripen the fruits on the low­est trusses.

The most ef­fec­tive method is to cut off the lower leaves around the toma­toes, al­low­ing more light and heat to be shed on the ripen­ing fruits and in­creas­ing air cir­cu­la­tion which in turn de­ters fun­gal dis­eases.

Re­peat this higher up the plant through­out the sum­mer as fruit ap­pears on the higher trusses, and keep re­mov­ing sideshoot re­growth.

By the end of the sum­mer, you won’t have many leaves left but your toma­toes should be fan­tas­tic.

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