One thing we plant every year in our garden is tomatoes. I used to can them but since I retired I can’t seem to find the time so we only plant enough to eat. I love cherry and pear tomatoes to snack on.
Do you see how the large tomato is starting to blush on the end? We picked the other red tomatoes when they looked the same way and they are almost fully ripe. Did you know that once they start to get the slightest color to them, they will not grow any larger? Ever notice how the bugs seem to be attracted to them when they are ripe red in the garden?
We don’t let our tomatoes ripen on the vine anymore, we pick them as soon as we see a little color change and bring them into the house. We lay our tomatoes on the counter and in a few days they are red ripe and ready to eat, without bug damage! If you grow your own tomatoes, give it a try.