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Old July 13, 2012   #31
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In my pair of purples, it turned out it was all one plant spreading itself out, the other part of the pair shriveled up and died -- it had very few roots and was pretty small overall.. Maybe I won't get purples this year either...

On a good note, I saw a giant black bumblebee hanging off one of the top blossoms on my green pair of tomatillos -- they're now a bush 6' x 6' x 6'.

I took down the hummingbird feeder because it turned out to be a fast food joint for the bees -- maybe now they'll pollinate something! I've been doing their work for them on the squash..
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Old July 13, 2012   #32
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I took down the hummingbird feeder because it turned out to be a fast food joint for the bees -- maybe now they'll pollinate something! I've been doing their work for them on the squash..

So true, even bees are lazy and filling up on junk food.

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Old July 22, 2012   #33
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Hi everybody. I'm new to growing tomatillos too. Bought a packet of Cisneros and planted them two months ago. They are growing fine in my mini greenhouse, but I don't think they would have done so well outside of it. They are very delicate and easily droop when watered on. Some are now blossoming at two feet height, and since I have several plants crammed together, I am hoping they pollinate to produce fruits.
My mini greenhouse is a half 55gal barrel with a garden wire mesh screen around it, which is then covered with a 55gal clear plastic bag. As the plant grows and needs more sun, I tear holes in the plastic a little at a time.
Another thing is that tomatillos are not known to grow where I live. They don't even sell the seeds here. I bought mines through Tradewindsfruits.com .
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Old July 28, 2012   #34
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Anybody saving seed from their tomatillos? It is time for me to be doing that. Do the seeds need fermented like tomatoes? Thanks
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