Sunrise on the City that never sleeps.
|The Tomato Journal...|
Late last year, I had the opportunity to sit down and chat with a lady who has the ability to grow flowers, fruits and vegetables in an environment that is definitely not on anyone's top ten list of garden spots in the United States.
Enter the “Tomato Lady of Las Vegas” Leslie
Doyle. She is an articulate, gregarious, California transplant,
who has feverishly taken her Master Gardening knowledge and skills and
demonstrated to the people of this very visible desert community
that gardening is easy, fun and incredibly satisfying! Let's face
it, listening to Leslie is the only "sure bet" in town!
Leslie took the time out from her busy schedule to show me her very novel and unique Tomato Test Garden. She has it all.. facilities to test different varieties of tomato plants, a seed packaging operation, and a production center to get organic products out to the market place.
If she's not in the test garden, you'll find Leslie talking to gardening clubs, writing a newsletter, updating her web site or writing another book on growing tomatoes. Her latest book, Growing the Tomato in Las Vegas in Terrible Dirt and Desert Heat, is a must read! Maybe countries with drought conditions and extreme heat should make this give this book to its citizenry.
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