Tomatoes in January

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San Diego living

Tomatoes in January! Thanks to the unusually warm weather, our tomato plants are producing ripe fruit.

One of the more unusual aspects of living in San Diego is that sometimes winter is warm and dry and sometimes it’s cold and rainy. Trees and plants get confused and don’t know what to do.

My tomato plants just sat there doing nothing for months while I waited for a frost to kill them. But this year the frost never came and instead the plants produced a mid-winter crop. Fresh tomato salad in the middle of January is an unexpected treat!