I found the golden gem in the first pod of tomatoes that I had planted in the spring. However, within two days, both the other pod and a plant from the row of tomatoes in the tires also had ripe tomatoes on them.
That means that even though I had planted this plant nearly 1 month before the last ones that I had put in, they all started producing at about the same time. The difference being that I had to go out to the pod each day to cover and uncover the delicate seedlings with the protective plastic compared to moving the garden wagon filled with potted plants inside to be warm and outside for sun exposure.
Even though this part of the science project didn’t yield any new super good ideas for new seedling tomatoes, the rewards will be that I can share lots and lots of cherry tomatoes for the rest of the summer.