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      Tomatillos are weird.

      I'm not known for my organizational planting skills but I love a good experiment, especially with seeds I picked up online for next to nothing in the middle of winter. I've had some really great stuff come up this year just from throwing seeds or seedlings down though. Something that I was convinced was a pepper just went nuts in the middle of my San Marzano tomatoes which, incidentally, also went nuts so note to self for next year. Those San Marzanos are wicked good!

      The pepper was not a pepper. It grew like a maniac and flowered just as much. Then this happened in the pic. They're hollow and there are a bunch of them. Apparently, the tomatillo grows into this husk and can then be harvested. Just the strangest plant!

      I love, love, love salsa verde. Hopefully this will either produce or I'll learn something from the experience.

      I'm also working on lemongrass in pots. If anyone has any suggestions, I would appreciate it.
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      I see some fresh tomatillo salsa in your future! YUM!

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      Ooooh I picked up some purple tomatillo seeds this year and they are finally flowering now. It's my first time trying them and I hope I get a bunch - I love me some tomatillo salsa!
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      I planted two tomatillos this year. Have planted them in the past as well, so in addition to two plants I have a couple of volunteers in the garden. Same thing with the chocolate cherry tomatoes planted two and have a couple of volunteers.

      We have a good recipe for tomatillo salsa and an equally good recipe for a tomatillo chicken stew.



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      Quote Originally Posted by barry581 View Post
      I see some fresh tomatillo salsa in your future! YUM!
      I hope so!

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      Quote Originally Posted by MightyThor View Post
      Ooooh I picked up some purple tomatillo seeds this year and they are finally flowering now. It's my first time trying them and I hope I get a bunch - I love me some tomatillo salsa!
      Purple ones! Didn't know they existed.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Kleb View Post
      I planted two tomatillos this year. Have planted them in the past as well, so in addition to two plants I have a couple of volunteers in the garden. Same thing with the chocolate cherry tomatoes planted two and have a couple of volunteers.

      We have a good recipe for tomatillo salsa and an equally good recipe for a tomatillo chicken stew.
      Could you post those? The stew sounds great!

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      Quote Originally Posted by janedoe View Post
      Purple ones! Didn't know they existed.
      I didn't either until I saw the seeds in the Territorial catalog. Hope they are good! They say they are good for salsa.

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      Quote Originally Posted by janedoe View Post
      Could you post those? The stew sounds great!
      I’ll post them in the recipe section.

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