tomatillo

Tomatillos

Tomatillos 560 315 Eco Garden Systems

Grow Something New Every Garden season Last summer I saw countless posts on these green looking tomatoes (which are not tomatoes, but belong to the same nightshade family) that make the most delicious salsa verde. I thought that is something I am going to try in the Eco Garden System next spring. Traveling around to different garden shows I was often asked if certain vegetables would grow in the Eco System and of course my answer was yes, most vegetables and these are the ones I have tried. (I even grew peanuts which was fun to share with interesting buyers.) My goal after these shows was to make sure I tried a few new varieties of vegetables to ensure I knew what I was talking about. Tomatillos, what are they? They are intriguing and I couldn’t resist trying to grow some. Off to the garden center to find one to plant. I was lucky to find one and I proudly brought it home and planted it in my Eco Garden System. As I patiently waited for it to produce these amazing green colored tomato looking fruits, I realized I should have planted two of these overbearing massive plants. (It even said it on the plant marker! Oops) I decided to take my chances and see if one plant would produce and it did! There were lanterns everywhere and they were growing fruit in each of them. Success! Let me give you a little information on tomatillos because when you branch out and try something new you end up educating yourself on a plant you would have never taken the time to know. I have learned five things about the tomatillos: • It is pronounced to-ma-TEE-yo. No L’s in this pronunciation! • You DO need two plants to cross pollinate to…

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