'Split' tomatoes Ok to eat?
So, I'm super new to growing tomatoes. Tried last year and got a few little ones but I do believe they were miracles because that poor plant looked awful. I tried again this year, and while the tomatoes are larger (simply the breed) they don't look like much.
I've learned so much just by reading this forum today that I realize I need a bigger pot, more fertilizer, start them sooner, provide a little bit of shade when it's too hot, less dense soil and research a breed that's better suited to containers and this heat! So, next season I'll hope for more.
This season though, I do have three tomatoes (!). The problem is that the skin is split. Are they ok to eat? And (this is really embarassing) how do I know when to pick them? Is it just a color thing?