tall, leggy tomatoe starts are no problem, they'll simple start off with an awesome root system! plant them deeply, or even on their side but staked vertically above ground, and tomato stems with firm roots all the way up to ground level.
How to plant tomatoes for best results. this way makes the plant produce more roots and become stabilized better - this can be done when the plants become too leggy (scheduled via http://www.tailwindapp.com?utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=twpin&utm_content=post4779656&utm_campaign=scheduler_attribution)
Snipping off the “suckers” from a tomato bush will help the plant to focus its power on the rising fruits instead of the leafs, Growing better, healthier fruit. Clipping any branches off at the bottom of the tomato plant that is reaching the ground helps to ward off insects and mostly disease, such as blights and wilts.