I like to get some tomatoes in even earlier. I generally plant my hybrids in January and my heirloom varieties in February. But two issues that I come up against with planting this early are 1) I don't like to start my own tomatoes from seed and hybrids don't grow reliably from saved seed, and 2) tomatoes need protection from the cold.
Fortunately, these challenges can be overcome. Here's how!