We've lost a couple of plants already.
This one is ready to go, have just been waiting on the few last fruit to ripen before pulling the plant and putting in a replacement.
The plant in the planter below died, was pulled and was replaced last week. Keeping lots of replacements in the ready helps to keep the harvest from being impacted too much when a plant is lost to disease. As you can see, with a fresh plant, the spot is still adding to the stream of ripe tomatoes.
All plants in the replacement nursery area are still looking good. Most of the larger plants were heavily pruned, so that they don't get overly stressed from growing in the relatively small 3 gallon pots.
I stopped planting tomato seeds near the end of May, but at that time or a little earlier, started making cuttings. Some of the cuttings have already gotten quite large. This batch was just started about two days ago. Evidently they have already started putting out roots, because the plants no longer wilt during the heat of the day. To make cuttings, suckers or tip growth is snipped off about six inches long and cut just under a leaf node. All leaves and flowers are removed except for a few at the very tip. The plants a placed in potting soil perlite mixture, just leaving the top 1-2 inches. They are place in shade of the potting bench and are kept constantly moist. The plants are usually moved into the sunlight after about a week.
Eclectic gardening style, drawing from 45 years of interest and experience. Mostly plant in raised beds and containers primarily using intensive gardening techniques.