Yesterday either the wind or its four-legged counterpart Tessa (it wasn't that windy) flattened our only surviving San Marzano tomato plant. In the process, the plant suffered some pretty severe damage to its main stem. As you can see in the picture below, it was creased at the point where it was bent over. There was also a split on the opposite side of the stem.
In an effort to save the plant, we retied it securely to its stake, and taped up the damaged portion of the stem. We're hoping the stem will regrow where it was damaged, allowing the plant to survive. So far it looks promising. As of this morning, the leaves above the repair showed no signs of drooping or wilting..
repairing the damaged plant
looking good so far