How to Care for Ripe Tomatoes

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Ripe tomatoes require you to keep a few things in mind when it comes to the way you care for them. Care for ripe tomatoes with help from a garden teacher and expert in this free video clip.

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Hello, my name is Jessica Craven. I'm a master gardener, and I have my certification in permaculture design. Today, we're going to talk a little bit about how we can pick our ripe tomatoes, and how we can care for them. So, here we have some really gorgeous tomatoes that we've just picked. Several of these are ripe, several need a little tiny bit more ripening. There's a couple ways you can encourage these tomatoes to continue ripening, and be more flavorful. A lot of folks like to stick them on their kitchen counter and allow them to continue ripening, but that really just does the outside. If you want to make certain that the inside of your tomato also continues to ripen and get sweeter, you want to wrap it very loosely in newspaper, and then just go ahead and leave it on your kitchen counter for a couple days, and the inside will actually continue to ripen also. So, here's a couple ways for you to continue to care for your very ripe tomatoes.

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