Question on how to plant tomatoes!
I live in the Seattle area and it is cool enough that tomatoes typically don't go into the ground until about the first week in June. However, I start mine in my greenhouse about April 1, so I have a lot of really large (2'-3') plants right now that I will plant in a few days. I know that when you plant the root ball deep the new roots from along the newly buried stem, and so I typically plant this way. However, I also know that some people prefer to lay the plant down in a shallow, horizontal "ditch" that is a couple of inches deep. I recently read that the ditch method is better than simply planting deep as most of the new roots form within a couple of inches of the surface. I'd like to hear opinions of which method is better.