More from less! Rather than pack 500 containers into our driveway and plant out our entire side garden, less plants with greater space will hopefully allow for better air circulation and sun exposure, reducing spread of foliage diseases. I will also have more time to trouble shoot and care for individual plants due to being less overwhelmed.
If it doesn't do well in a particular spot, don't grow it there! No more tomatoes will be planted in the big side garden, and the size will be significantly reduced, eliminating the heavily shaded back portion. The big (less big, now) garden will be mainly for spring greens and beets, and some beans, squash and cukes. Of course, the front row of Sungolds are a must, but they did well last year, and it is the part with the best sun (and cherry tomatoes are a bit less demanding).
Extend the bleaching to anything that comes in contact with the plant or containers. This means bleaching the driveway surface, stakes and cages. It isn't as bad as it sounds, because I will be bleaching far fewer containers.
Try staggering plantings of tomatoes. Although it is always a challenge to bring plants along in a healthy state for later planting, I am considering planting some tomatoes at 3 week intervals, hoping that each planting will find a spell of weather most favorable; if a particular planting struggles due to a bad patch, a later (or earlier) one will hopefully be happier.
That's what I will be trying....we shall see how it all works out!