Finally planted the tomatoes. They were getting tall in the pots, but I planted them as deep as I could dig so they are really short now.
This year, they are in this former herb row. This area has been covered with burlap bags since last fall. The garter snakes had made themselves at home and two large snakes were surprised when I removed the covering today. Later, a small snake was watching me from under the lemon balm. I think they will adjust to living under the plants.
This is one of the first rows in the garden and has had herbs in in since the beginning. See links here:
First year - part I
First year - part II
First year - part III