On the subject of gardening, the container tomatoes did really well. Never did have any serious fungus problem though spider mites took their toll. Next year I'm going to invest a hundred bucks in a bottle of real miticide. The various oils and soaps sold in garden stores don't work at all.
Next year I am going to grow more determinate tomatoes or "semi-determinates" like the celebrity that stay the same height but continue to produce new branches. Maybe it was just the spider mites but the indeterminates tended to get very defoliated on the bottom even as they grew tall. I bet I would get more fruit overall by growing more determinates, closer together, and rotating them out.
Also, the "Homestead 24" tomatoes were awful. Not only did they not do any better in the heat than any of the other plants, but after the first crop their fruits were all tiny (and thick-skinned and poor-tasting to boot). I pulled them out back in July.