I first amended the soil with a good all round fertilizer,leveled off the bed, then dug four holes. Into each hole I placed a handful of bone meal, two aspirin, some crushed eggshells then about 2 inches of soil.
Before planting the tomatoes, I removed all but the top few leaves, then planted them so the top of the soil was about 3 inches below the leaves. A 'wall of water' was placed around each plant, a tomato cage pushed inside, and to finish, the cells in all of the 'walls of water' were topped off with water.
The 'wall of water' keep the plants warm, but to add a little more heat around the plants, I constructed a temporary 'house' over the four plants. I have a feeling we are going to have a short summer, so I figure the tomatoes need all the help they can get.As I worked on planting the tomatoes, I glanced up and saw this grey kitty, which hangs around our place and is usually very nervous around us, nonchalantly cleaning his paws. It probably figures it was quite safe considering I was fenced within my garden enclosure. I like to have the cat hang around, as it keeps the vermin population under control.