Are these even Roma? Not sure, because they came from a package of "varied heirlooms".
Anyway, this is also the first time I've tried growing in containers. Most containers, including this one, are 5 gallon buckets. I decided to try growing in buckets along with my regular garden, because last year was a disease riddled tomato disaster.
The buckets all have a mixture of 50/50 "potting soil" and my own compost. I've also fertilized nearly weekly with a half strength dose of some cheap tomato stuff in a box. Granuals. Also, ever since it really started warming up, I've begun watering daily, sometimes twice daily if it's been a cloudless day and the sun has been relentless. I'm on a ridge and the plants are on my porch and they get the direct sun all day. The one mistake I made was misjudging rain amounts a couple weeks ago. The bottom leaves started to yellow. Apparently we weren't getting as much rain as I thought, and I went back to watering normally instead of relying on rain. Everything has done very well, and to anyone else looking at them, all is great!
However, this "roma" plant seems to have mostly stalled. The first picture below is of the largest and oldest fruit. To me, they haven't increased in size in over a week. Below that, is just an example of how many tomatoes are on this thing. I would say there are close to 100 fruit on this plant. Maybe more. Lost count around 75. The final picture shows that the plant is still producing new fruit...at the very top of the plant! Everything looks good, but the oldest fruit just isn't progressing. Possible I'm dealing with too many tomatoes for a potted plant? Are these even Roma? Suggestions?