The bed I prepped today was prime real estate as far as my garden is concerned, and I dearly wanted to plant the squash and cukes there. However, I had planted squash there last year, so I put some banana peppers and bell pepper plants that I had bought this afternoon there.
I removed the lower leaves as well as the green tomatoes from the leggy tomato plants. Then I buried most of the stem in a trench. Tomato plants will root readily along the stem.
(the picture was taken just before I covered the stem all along the portion of soil that is wet)