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MMGL
Sep 26, 2016 6:15 AM CST
I have tomatoes and hot peppers that are still ripening and growing but I just had a frost last two days in a row should I go Harvest everything right away or could I leave it for a little bit longer?
Name: Sue
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sooby
Sep 26, 2016 6:39 AM CST
Welcome! You posted the question previously, sorry you didn't get any answers. In case you get replies on the other thread too here it is so that we're somewhat coordinated.

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If the frost you had was hard enough to damage the fruits then it is too late to do anything about that. If they were not frost damaged it would depend on the weather forecast (not that they always get it right!). If it is supposed to be warmer at night for the next little while I would leave them out until it looks like you may get another frost. That's for tomatoes anyway, I don't know much about hot peppers so maybe someone else can comment.

I brought my tomatoes, including the reasonably sized green ones, indoors when it looked like the low temperature gave a risk of frost.
Name: Philip Becker
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Philipwonel
Sep 30, 2016 3:50 PM CST
I agree
When you do pick. Pick em all. Dry peppers. Layer toms upside down in one layer in house. Allmost all the full size ones Will eventually get ripe over the next couple months. And taste better than store bought. 😄 nodding

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