Planting and growing tomatoes - Feed Them Well. Like growing kids, tomatoes are heavy feeders, so add plenty of organic matter (such as compost) to the soil. Give them an early boost by working a little fertilizer into the soil at planting time.
Pest Problems: To prevent beetles and other insects from destroying your tomatoes, create a mixture of one gallon of water, six drops of liquid soap, and two tablespoons of crushed hot red pepper powder. Spray this solution on your plants weekly.
Why a tomato cracks and what to do about it and a lot of other information about caring for tomato plants Should have read this earlier in the season, I have had a lot of cracked tomatoes, Angela Lumpkin
7 Tips for growing bigger better tomatoes.especially like the tip on trimming off the lower 12 inches of leaves when the plant reaches 3 feet in height. This cuts down on blight, which starts in the bottom leaves of the plant.