Re: [gardeners] Tomatomania in L.A.

Janni (
Thu, 04 Apr 2002 18:51:18 -0600

I don't remember where you are, but it is this way here, too. It was 28 
last night and a hard frost the night before. I don't remember it being 
this cold at night this time of the year in forever. Next week it is 
supposed to be really nice. So, I am going to get the topsoil and get going!!


At 06:36 PM 4/4/02 -0600, you wrote:
>I wish our gardens would call out to us. It has been down into the
>low-to-mid forties the last couple of days. I believe this is the latest
>we've ever gone in the 14 years we've lived here without a spring garden
>being in the ground. In normal years our last frost date is February
>18th, this year it was March 22nd.
>Every time it warms up we go do a little more to get the garden areas
>ready but there's not much point in planting until the ground hits about
>I've got tomato and pepper plants in the green house that have small
>fruit on them and are blooming. Guess it's a good thing I planted them
>in gallon pots to start with. I'm envious of you folk with good weather
>Sherryl Fawx wrote:
> >
> > Ron, I wish it wasn't such a long drive.  Tomatomania sounds like a lot of
> > fun.  I have serious spring fever today.  It's been very hard to stay
> > indoors & work when the garden is calling my name.
> >
> > Sherryl (Northern Calif.)
> >
> > At 04:07 PM 04/04/2002 -0800, you wrote:
> > >Hello, friends,
> > >
> > >For those of you who live in the SoCal area, specifically around Los
> > >Angeles, the Slow Food group (those to whom fast food is anathema,
> > >internationally), will stage Tomatomania from the 12th to the 14th of
> > >April, at Tapia Brothers' farm, on Hayvenhurst, just north of the 101.
> > >The purveyors of the seedlings are the former owners of Hortus, that
> > >wonderful nursery in Pasadena which was forced by circumstances to close
> > >their doors last year.
> > >
> > >There will be a zillion different heirloom tomato varieties for sale
> > >this weekend.
> > >
> > >Enjoy!
> > >
> > >Ron