Recycling garden debris and kitchen refuse through composting cuts down on trash and adds organic material back to the soil. Construct a simple compost heap by digging a hole 3 feet square and 2 feet deep. Surround with 2-foot-high chicken wire fence braced with stakes. Layer composting materials in equal parts brown matter such as dead leaves and vines, green matter such as grass clippings and spent garden plants and kitchen refuse like vegetables peelings, tea bags and coffee grinds.
Water the tomato plant to make sure the wilting branches aren't because of lack of water. If that's the case, they should recover within 24 hours.
Cut the wilting and dying branches off the main stem of the tomato plant with sharp pruning sheers. Dying branches will look yellowish with bedraggled yellow and brown leaves.
Take the branches over to the compost heap.
Chop the branches into small pieces from 4 to 6 inches long. This will accelerate the decomposition process. Add to the compost heap. Throw a handful of nitrogen fertilizer over the cuttings.
Cover with a layer of garden dirt or old, worn-out potting soil.