Tomatillo Sowing Instructions
Planting Depth
Row Spacing:24”
Plant Spacing:36”
Days to Germination: 3-10 days
Germination Temperature:70°-80°F

Tomatillos are best started indoors: sow thinly in flats or small pots in seed starter mix, 6 weeks before the danger of frost has passed. Provide good ventilation. Keep the soil evenly moist but not wet. Tomatillo transplants need full sunlight to keep from getting leggy. Move single seedlings to 4" pots. Two weeks after the danger of frost has passed, gradually harden off seedlings outdoors and plant in full sunlight in average soil. Avoid over fertilization as the plants will produce leaves rather than fruit. Feed lightly as needed with fish emulsion or manure tea. Tomatillos grow into large, sprawling bushes; if space is an issue, use tomato cages or stakes. Harvest as the fruit inside the husk turns golden-beige and easily separates from the stem. Store in a cool, dry place with the husks intact until ready to use or up to one month. (Never store them in an air-tight container.)

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