Above is a picture of our small garden area.
It has been sooo HOT that our plants are beginning to die. So hot & dry that the grass & weeds didn't grow up between the plants to shade them, as in past years. We don't water anything...we plant and let mother nature do her part.
We're getting some nice tomatoes and have even fried a few green ones.
Not all the plants look as bad as the 2nd picture. This one looks a little greener, but it has some dried leaves on it too. The reason you don't see any ripe tomatoes on any of our plants is because Jimmy is right out there early in the morning and picks everyone of them off.
We haven't had too much trouble with spots or the tomatoes rotting. The only rotting that occurs is when we can't eat them fast enough, after they are picked. Isn't it amazing how fast a home grown tomato rots...In just a few days.
I did an experiment a few years back with store bought, hot house tomatos. We bought 3 and tried to eat one of them...you know what I'm talking about...they look like a tomato and that's where the similarity ends. We let the other two sit on our counter for...get this...THIRTEEN WEEKS. They never rotted. They only had a little indentation where they had sat for so long. That's when we asked ourselves, "what are they doing to these tomatoes?"
So, home grown tomatoes is all we eat...We haven't bought a tomato since my little experiment.