Saving Late Green Tomatoes After A Frost

David Trammel's picture

I ran across this suggestion, on how to save green tomatoes after the first Fall frost.

"Some lucky gardeners might get summer crops, including tomatoes, up until the first fall frost. Jentz said if an early frost hits and you still have some life left in your tomato plants, pull the entire plant up and hang it upside down on a covered porch or in a sun room. Whatever green tomatoes are left on the vine will ripen just like that."

I have had some success with putting green tomatoes on a window ledge with some Sun and letting them ripen. This seems to be similar. Wonder if you would need to water the exposed roots?