Three easy ways to ripen your tomatoes
They think they are still in the tropical Andean highlands, you have to talk them out of it
Ever since I can remember, I have had a passion for growing tomatoes. The diversity of colours and flavours of their fruit, the delicate ferny foliage of the young plants, even the resinous, green smell of the leaves, all bring me joy. However, there is one thing about these plants that is a constant source of frustration, particularly at this time of year: their infuriatingly slow ripening. As we edge towards the end of the growing season, here are a few tips and tricks to speed up their maturity.
Gardeners need to step in and stage a horticultural intervention to stop the self-destructive behaviour