Better tomato harvests, September update

LTomato harvest September updateLate summer brings the occasional perfect tomato: a luscious beefsteak shaped like a heart, mellow golds, sweet black cherry clusters, and jewel like mini-plums to dry on trays for winter. But all is not Eden in my tomato patch.

Slugs make holes at night, rain splits tender skins, fruit flies invade, and wilt eventually catches up to even the most resistant vines. Nevertheless, I keep trying to improve my harvests. Here are my harvest-boosting strategies.