The water was drying up before it could get to the roots. Between the heat and the June bugs the tomatoes were a loss (as with most of the garden). Again, the tomatoes are blooming and making a second round of fruit.
On another note, I received a package from the California DMV last week -
Snoopy plates! These were made in support for the Charles M. Schulz Museum and I've had to wait for more than a year to finally get it. It's not a prep and it does nothing for my garden but sometimes the rules of Zombieland really apply.
Sometimes, it's the little things that make life so much more bearable.