Since the last update, the tomatoes were doing pretty well. Until it rained continuously for about 2 – 3 days last week. No major typhoons, that’s just how the weather is like here during the rainy season.
The cracks appeared after the rainy days. The gardening websites explain it as an effect of irregular watering. Basically, the tomato “body” can not cope with a a sudden downpour and high volume of rain. Think of it like a stretchmark when you get pregnant, except in this case, it doesn’t stretch, just splits.
The remaining 3 tomatoes ripened beautifully on the plant.