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Growing Tomatillos in Containers for Green Salsa
container gardening picture of tomatillo flowers

Tomatillo Flower

Photograph © Kerry Michaels
I love growing tomatillos in containers. They are more forgiving than tomatoes--a bit more drought tolerant and disease resistant. I love watching them grow and change. It’s fascinating to see them transform from a bright yellow flower into what looks like a Chinese lantern, which houses the tomatillo fruit. You pick tomatillos when the husk is tight over the cherry tomato sized fruit, which should be firm but not hard as a rock. Some people also wait until the husk has gotten brown and papery or has split, revealing the green (or purple, depending on the variety) round fruit inside.

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