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    Cool Winter tomatoes

    This year my aunt convinced me to try growing winter tomatoes. I took a fresh tomato that I grew this summer and cut it into thick hamburger slices and put it into potting soil. The seeds sprouted and then I transplanted the little plants after they got about 6 to 8 inches tall into large planters and now, they are starting to produce fruit!

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    I'm so excited to have fresh tomatoes during the cold frozen months. I never realized that tomatoes are self-pollinating. This makes growing them in the greenhouse so easy. Now, I just have to keep them alive and producing tomatoes. I kept 5 plants as any more would over crowd the growing space I had for them.

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    Keep in mind that tomatoes produce their own ethylene gas, so you don’t really want them sharing space with flowering orchids.

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    Red tomatoes produce the most ethylene gas. It might be a good idea to harvest the tomatoes green and let them ripen outside the greenhouse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raybark View Post
    Keep in mind that tomatoes produce their own ethylene gas, so you don’t really want them sharing space with flowering orchids.
    Quote Originally Posted by LuHa View Post
    Red tomatoes produce the most ethylene gas. It might be a good idea to harvest the tomatoes green and let them ripen outside the greenhouse.
    I understand and planned to pick the tomatoes before they ripen and finish them on a table in the window of our home. Thanks for the heads up!

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    But it is a good reminder though. I was thinking of getting an orange tree that could grow next to my orchids but that has to go elsewhere in case I get one.

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    Very interesting! Fruit and gas comments. Learn something new every day!

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