Sorry if this has been asked before (I'm sure it must've been) but I'm worried that while I'm searching past threads my poor tomatoes will rot lol
OK so I'm growing my first ever tomato plant, in a container (I believe it's an Early Girl, bought at Home Depot- one of those Bonnie plants). A bunch of the tomatoes are now fully red (probably like a dozen or so), but they're not soft and not at the size they should be. The tag that came with the plant says that the fruits should be around 6 oz, but mine are more like 3 oz (some even less). Will I benefit at all from leaving the tomatoes on the vine at this point? Do they continue to grow even after changing color, or are they now at the stage where they are what they are?
From what I've read, you should pick your tomatoes based on color, not size or "hardness" correct?