About 3 years ago I planted a couple of Tomatillo plants (if you are not sure what a tomatillo is, check out this link for more info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomatillo). Tomatillos are a staple to the Mexican diet and they are excellent in green salsas and other Latin American dishes, especially green sauces. I was excited to grow some tomatillos to make green salsa.
The plants grew well and produced yields far beyond what I could use – it was great! Inevitably, a number of the tomatillos got overripe and dropped onto the soil below. I wasn’t too worried and figured I might get a few plants the next year from the seeds of the fruit that dropped onto the soil.
The next year, I was pleasantly surprised by more tomatillo plants – lots of them! This has continued every year since then. I often will dig up a number of the plants to put in pots and give to friends and family. This past season, I literally had to weed out about 100 tomatillo plants :). So, with very little effort on my part, I have a nice yield of Tomatillos every year. They are a great addition to my garden and you can’t beat fresh made green salsa with roasted tomatillos and avocado in it – delicious!
Here is a link to a few Tomatillo recipes: http://www.foodiecrush.com/2012/05/roasted-tomatillo-and-green-olive-salsa/
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