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Old July 13, 2019   #1
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My first effort at growing these seemingly easy plants last year was a bust. They all suddenly wilted although grown in containers and with the same potting mix the tomatoes were thriving in. Go figure. As I mentioned then, I always give every new thing three tries before I give up.

This year... success! The plants aren't as nice and full as those in photos folks have posted but they're making tomatillos! variety is Everona.





And today I picked the first ones as their husks were starting to split.



Now to make some salsa verde!
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Old July 13, 2019   #2
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I hope it was worth the wait!
Did you do anything different?
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Old July 14, 2019   #3
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Same growing mix, same containers, same watering and fertilizer regimen. The only difference was that they got more sun this year. Last year they were in shade until noon when the sun swung around enough to light 'em up for the rest of the day.

This year they're on the other side of the garden with some tomatoes in all day full sun. And they're sitting on pallets this year, not sitting on the ground. I can't grow tomatoes in the ground in the garden due to wilt in the soil, thus the containers. Perhaps the wilt entered last year's plants through the drain holes? I have no idea if that's possible but onto pallets they went!

I found a salsa verde recipe last night online. They all seem pretty much the same except that some roast the veggies and some don't. There are other kitchen projects lined up for today (zucchini bread, english muffin bread and putting up some pickled jalapeno slices) so the salsa will most likely happen tomorrow.
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Chicken enchiladas with salsa verde are one of my all time favorites. Did you have a companion plant? I was told they need two plants to get tomatillos.
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Fried green tomatillos you wont be sorry,
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Dewayne: Yeah, I had three plants growing right next to each other.

Worth: I guess I'll have to buy some to fry. All I got was that one batch and the plants have now been pulled up.
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