will picking green tomatoes encourage the others to ripen?
My tomato plants have several large fruits that are starting to ripen, and several smaller ones. Usually when frost comes I pick all the green tomatoes and let them ripen inside - not as tasty as vine-ripened, but a heck of a lot better than grocery store tomatoes!
This year I wondered if picking the smaller green tomatoes now will encourage the larger ones to ripen faster. I'm talking about the ones that wouldn't be much if I picked them green and brought them inside.