You can get your tomatoes (and other vegetables) into the garden
earlier using a hot-house tomato cage design.
As an avid gardener, I like to challenge the frost dates and take pride in getting tomatoes out early into the garden. Each year I have red tomatoes in May. That isn't bad in my Zone.
This is an easy and inexpensive project any gardener can do.
The video provides instructions for a quick and simple design. The pictures demonstrate a slightly more complex design using a milk container as a night time heat source. They are both easy to create.
It is important
to make sure you keep the top of the cages open when the day temperatures reach 70 degrees and the days are sunny or partly sunny. The hot-house cage could over heat and bake your tomato.
Tomato planting instructions can be found at my gardening blog: The Rusted Garden