Its time to grow Tomatoes. In fact they should be well on their way by now. My plants are about 2 and a half feet high, already tied to stakes. I have 6 plants in several different varieties which should produce more produce than I can eat. I have A Jet Star seed strain, a couple of Big Boys, Big Girl, Sweet Millions (salad tomatoes) and a Roma (paste tomato). The plant professor in this video clip (below) gives us some ideas and insight on how to grow prizewinners for the advanced gardener, but if you just want a decent sized, good tasting tomato, try this:
Make sure your soil is well amended. That is to say, buy a bag of composted cow manure or two and till it into the earth. Fresh manure as long as its not still steaming is even better. Temper it with a bag of humble topsoil. You want your soil somewhere between the color of chocolate cake and coffee grounds. Rich. If you really want to impress your friends and infuriate your critics, put about a dry cup of granular 10 - 10 - 10 fertilizer in the soil and mix it in. Buy well established plants in 3 to 4 inch individual pots. Make sure they look healthy and well tended. Little 6 pack plants are fine, but it's just about June and you want tomatoes sometime soon.
Now, here is the trick of tricks. Buy a bag of powdered limestone, and a small bag of bone meal. Dig the hole to plant the tomato, and dust the hole with a handful of lime, then a handful of bone meal. Mix it up, plant firmly and water. Give the plant about 2 weeks and fertilize again surrounding the stem. Use the bone meal or the 10 - 10 - 10, maybe a little of both. Trust me.