4 tomato plants, 2 bags dirt, 2 bags mulch, 1 bag of 10-10-10, wire ring.
Make the ring 5 ft in diameter. Plant plants on the outside and water from inside the ring.
Place the mulch or compost six inches deep in the ring and top it with
a layer of soil and half the fertilizer. Add another layer of mulch or
compost, another layer of soil and 2/3 of the remaining fertilizer on
top of that. Save the rest of the fertilizer to sprinkle around the
Pat the topmost layer down in the middle to create a depression to hold water.
Plant four, and only four tomatoes, spacing them evenly around the
ring outside the wire. They will look small, but in time they will
grow roots under and up into the pile.
Lightly fertilize the new plants. We mean lightly, because too much will wither them.
If things start to look dry, water the plants outside the ring when they are small and inside the ring as they grow. Support the vines by tying them to the wire with soft cloth.
Once tomato production starts pumping, top off the compost with another five pounds of fertilizer.