You can read how I protect the plant. It was rewarding. As the plant grow bigger I gave them support.
I cut off the old leaves occasionally or whenever I have the time to do it. I am letting the nature most of the time to water the plants.
Every year I am getting lots of tomato. If I keep my method the same, I should get a load. One thing I have to remember is to rotate the location each year where I planted the plant. This way I do not keep the same bugs at the same location.