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ms greenjeans

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Why have my tomatoes stopped ripening? My cherry and big boy plants are full, but everything is green. No ripe ones in a few weeks. The big boy tomatoes also seem to have stopped growing. They're all just kind of medium, where we were getting huge ones. Would a heat wave have anything to do with it? Is there anything I can do, or should I just wait?  
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What have been the temperatures been like in your area?

Are you feeding them weekly? Light watering daily?

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Well, I'm in Nashville, and it's been pretty hot. High 80's.  Except for July, which was unusually nice. Regular watering. I add Miracle Grow now and then. Pretty much the same as I've always done before.  
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That's interesting ... usually tomatoes not ripening, in most cases, is due to not enough high temps combined with sun ... although not feeding and daily waterings can do it as well ... when did you plant them again?
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I planted them early....around Easter. We had been getting plenty of them. Noticed today a few are trying to ripen and about 6 cherry tomatoes are ready to be picked. Maybe they were just taking a break...My mom is going to use a few of them for fried green tomatoes this weekend.  
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When you have tomatoes it should be high temperature,  and you should water it twice a day morning and afternoon so it will grow fast and ripe fast.
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