I'm starting to get very sad. I buy small on-the-vine tomatoes from the store and store them on my countertop, in a wicker basket with a paper towel. In a few days, they always turn moldy. The tomatoes don't have nicks and are in good shape when I buy them, so I don't know why this happens and with my plants starting to produce, I want to avoid this happening to my fresh garden 'maters.
Why is this happening and how can I stop it? Is it too dark (the countertop during the day is kind of shady)? Is it the paper towel? The basket?
Please help me with my tomatoes so I don't have to keep throwing them away!