Early maturing Tomatoes are an excellent choice for gardeners in areas withshort growing seasons. Choose varieties with 65 days or less days to maturity. "Days to maturity" simply means the number of days it takes to produce ripe fruit from the time the plants are put into the ground. For added warmth and protection early in the season, place your plants in an area sheltered from the wind. Use plastic jugs on top of young transplants or wrap plastic around plants in Tomato cages to keep heat in. For fastest, but more limited, fruit production, consistently prune a plant to just two stems -- you'll be the envy of the neighbors when you're slicing and dicing these beauties early in the season. For tips on growing Tomatoes, click here.