I spent most of yesterday morning pulling up the tomatoes along the driveway. With the heat, wind and drought this year I didn't get the production off these plants that I had hoped for. The tomatoes at my community plot also had low production. We had a total of 23 plants plus 4 cherry tomato varieties between the two locations. Oh, we had plenty to eat, but I was expecting a mother load from all these plants!
For some reason the 5 plants, plus the 4 cherry tomato plants I have growing in the grove are still doing very well, with no signs of blight. They reached the top of the 8 foot cages in July, began growing over and towards the navel orange tree which grows behind their bed on the east side. I will leave these in and continue to feed and water them. We may still be picking from these 5 plants well into December. Not sure how long the cherry tomatoes will produce with the sun moving more towards the southwest side of the house, and that may be a problem. I don't think it will shine on them for more then 4-5 hours. We will just wait and see what kind of weather we get moving towards fall. Soon, I will need the raised bed space that these tomatoes are using for my winter garden.
I read on a local garden site that many gardeners had the same problem with their tomatoes; probably due to late season blight.
I did harvest enough tomatoes to freeze 6 quarts of whole, oven roasted tomatoes, some sauce and a few jars of salsa, but that was it. I still have enough green tomatoes on the counter that will continue to ripen from what I picked off the vines yesterday.