Hello fellow gardeners from the Bay area..
I am new here on Helpful Gardener and have a question.
My entire garden is in containers. I am currently growing brussel sprouts, chives, rosemary, red leaf & green leaf lettuces, swiss chard, tomato's and basil.
Last year I planted cherry tomato's and enjoyed them right up until Christmas. This year I decided to plant some Heirlooms and while all 3 plants are now 6+ft tall and now with lots of fruit (still flowering too) I don't understand why some of the larger tomato's ranging in size from golf ball to almost baseball size, are still hard...not ripe yet. All the tomato plants seems to drink like crazy...daily they need watering it seems. I water them all good in the morning to where the tray is overflowing and by the end of the day or the next morning, they are dry again.
The Green Zebra stipe heirlooms are dark in color and stiped and are approx. golf ball size....the purple/red heirlooms are much larger yet still yellow as are the red heirlooms..also still yellow. Do heirloom tomato's take longer than say cherry tomato's to ripen ?
Thanks in advance for any suggestions you all may have out there...