Well, once again it's tomato pulling time in my garden. I got them in almost 4 months ago and they have faded so much that they are getting pulled today. With such limited success with these plants the past few years, I'm leaning to not planting them in the spring and concentrating on putting some in the ground in late summer for an early fall crop. Our weather is usually nice enough for a fall crop of tomatoes with much less pest and bacterial/fungal problems.
I had a bumper crop coming in when the daily torrential rains hit that split 8 out of 10 tomatoes while they were trying to ripen. This brought on insects and other problems, mostly fungal/bacterial, that pretty much did the rest of the damage. Add to that our heat and humidity on a daily basis and it is a recipe for failure.
I know a few of the roadside produce sellers and they are all saying the same thing about our Creole Tomato crop this year. It wasn't very good with all the rain causing tons of problems. Hopefully, I'll have better luck in the fall.