with The Helpful Gardener
Garden Tips - Frequent Plant Questions
Tomatoes - Tomato
A fluorescent light is the best light to start them under; keep the lights about four inches above the growing surface (adjustable chains allow for plant growth). You should start them around 8 weeks before you're going to set them out; don't rush it or a late frost can undo a lot of hard work. But the jump on Mother Nature can mean another month of harvesting, so I think it's worth it!