Tomatillos - Knowledgebase Question

Greensboro, No
Question by Itzyespin
May 22, 2010
Today I got the last four tomatillo plants from home depot and they are tall,leggy and have blossoms so I was wondering if I can plant them deep like a tomato plant or how can I help them.Thanks.

Answer from NGA
May 22, 2010


Tomatillos are not like tomato plants so don't plant them any deeper in the soil than they are growing now. If you do, the stems will rot. It's better to plant them at the same soil depth and either stake them upright or set tomato cages over them for some support. As they begin to grow they will thicken up so don't be too concerned about their appearance right now.

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