This year, I took a chance and planted 12 plants out in the garden, chancing the high wind that is normal for us. I planted mostly Roma (or paste) and a couple yellow pear, big boy and cherry tomatoes. I had started seeds, but I have never had good luck and this year was no exception. I ended up buying plants at our local nursery. I thought that our high wind was going to be the end of them, but the plants grew compactly and the buds were numerous. I received a lot of help from the honey-bees!!
I have plans to make sauce, paste and salsa with all the 'maters!