picking tomatoes this weekend

Asked September 25, 2019, 6:39 PM EDT

With the cold temperatures predicted this weekend in Corvallis, do i need to pick all my tomatoes? I still have a lot of green ones and would love to leave them on to continue ripening, but is suppose to get down to 37. Does covering them help at all? Should i bring my potted lime tree in too?

Benton County Oregon

1 Response

If there is a freeze predicted, you should remove all fruit still on the vine and bring them inside. Some will fully ripen some will not depending on how mature they are when picked. Before freezing weather row cover during our increasingly cool nights may also help.