I just spied these new tomatoes on my Stupice, a cooler climate tomato from Czechoslovakia. I'm surprised to see fruit, as it was just recently planted in April.
So how do I plant tomatoes anyway? As written previously, I follow the wisdom of this tomato goddess. I think it is well worth rereading her post on how she grows her tomatoes. The take-home lesson for me is soil, soil, and soil.
One other thing: since we are one block from the ocean, I think my tomatoes experience subpar growing conditions so I think it is critical to plant cooler climate tomato plants, this in addition to amping up the soil.