Edible gardening guide

How to grow delicious vegetables, herbs, and fruit at home

Garden-to-table guide to tomatoes

Tips for growing and caring for tomato plants, plus our favorite recipes come harvest time

How to harvest
Photo by Norman A. Plate; written by Margo True

How to harvest

Snip fruit from the stem with scissors or puners or gently pull by hand. Tomatoes ripen best on the vine. If your plants still have green tomatoes hanging on them after the weather starts turning cold, pick them from the vine and bring them indoors to ripen.

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