David Epstein of GrowingWisdom.com fame does a neat job of planting a Roma tomato plant in his Massachusetts garden. In this short video (2:22) you get to see a lovely, lush vegetable patch in the woods. David digs a deep hole and adds compost. He then adds water to dampen the contents, but says you don’t have to if the soil is already wet. In that garden it probably i.
David says tomato plants are an exception to the planting rule in that you can plant them really deep, up to their necks. That because the stem will put out side roots. After planting, David likes to cage or stake his tomatoes. And in 60- 75 days, he reckons, he will have a wonderful crop of tomatoes.