Re: [tomato] what to grow in NY

Ian Stoba & Laurie Mandigo-Stoba (
Tue, 16 Feb 1999 17:42:03 -0500

>BTW, do you intend on growing from seed or buying seedlings from
>local nurseries?

I'll be starting my tomatoes in the basement along with the rest of my
veggies.  Am I too soon to start now?  Last year in SF I started tomatoes
early January, and had peas a foot tall by now.  I was jumping the season
there too, but with far less serious results than here.  I'm glad to hear
that this is a great place for tomatoes though.  That's something of a
consolation prize.  So, I don't need to focus just on short season
varieties?  To stray off topic (and probably sound pretty goofy, sorry)
will things like watermelon and hot peppers have a long enough season to
ripen here as well?

And one more question- does anyone have an absolute favorite paste tomato
for making sauce?

Thanks so much!

Regards, Laurie
Wappingers Falls

p.s. Is LaGrangeville here in Dutchess county?