need your advice as to my tomatoes growing in my garden in the late autumn. Should i persist or pull them out? They are still flowering and growing fruit. Should i pull all the fruit off and ripen off the vine?
i have never grown tomatoes late in the season.
thanks in advance, Leann
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@Grub80tomatoes are technically a sub-tropical plant so outside of warm zones they need long hot days to grow.
In your area they'll start slowing right down so ripening on the vine will take a long time & the plant will likely be suffering, bordering on dead, before the remaining fruit even ripens.
Once it starts to get cold overnight (below say 10˚) then you'll find the plant shedding leaves & looking ratty.
You can keep it warmer for longer by mulching well with a pea straw or garden lucerne.
They still look pretty healthy now, probably because the paving and colorbond fence are radiating some stored heat overnight so I'd persist for a little longer until you start to see lots of leaf drop and leaf yellowing etc.