Tons of Tomatillos

We planted tomatillos on a whim, not really knowing what to expect. They feature in South-Western and Mexican cooking, and seem like plants that require a lot of sun and warmth – not exactly how you would describe the Seattle climate. But having obtained a pack of seeds at a seed swap, we decided to plant them and see what happened.

Spring was unusually wet and cold; and even summer hasn’t had as many sunny days as we would have liked. In spite of this, and to our great amazement, the tomatillo plants grew prodigously and produced a huge harvest. That’s the fun thing about gardening: you are continuously surprised.

Now, of course, we need to figure out what to do with the unexpected bounty. We’ve had some very good fresh green salsa. Next we’ll try making some tomatillo and pepper jelly.

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