it'll be mid-May before the soil is warm enough to even think about setting out plants. By the looks of the tomatoes growing under the Aerogarden, I am going to have tomatoes by June!! I am just amazed at the Aerogarden and how it works. If you pull up the plug where the tomato is growing from ...it just dangles in the water/fish fertilizer solution with its exposed roots. It is the oddest thing but I guess when you think about Hydroponic this is it! Pretty interesting but I am hoping I can transplant these hardy tomato plants without major setbacks. The little tomato plants that are in the soil are at least 2 weeks older. Now isn't that the oddest thing!!??