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JennaZ
Nov 26, 2021 9:30 PM CST
I heard that tomatillos are good for planting near other plants cause they keep bugs away, but I missed what types of plants. Can you help me?
Name: Vera
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Serpent
Nov 26, 2021 11:20 PM CST
Peas and peppers. Also basil and parsley, which don't need a lot of help.
On the other hand, beware: if your tomatillos are too close to squashes or tomatoes, they can pick up downy or powdery mildew. They're generally better of outdoors that in a greenhouse. But then, if you're ion California, outdoors is the default, right?
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DaisyI
Nov 27, 2021 12:02 PM CST
Welcome!

I've never heard that. My biggest concern is finding enough space for a large sprawling plant.
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Name: Vera
ON CA (Zone 5b)
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Serpent
Nov 27, 2021 11:29 PM CST
DaisyI said: Welcome!

I've never heard that. My biggest concern is finding enough space for a large sprawling plant.

Your tomatillos sprawl? All mine ever do is grow tall; happy enough, two to a 5gallon pail, as long as they have a stake to lean on.
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sallyg
Nov 28, 2021 2:01 AM CST
Hi, Jenna, Welcome!

You can google 'tomatillo companion planting' to read what a few sites say about it. Probably will not find a university source that find it reliable for bug control. Here looks like a pretty nice overall garden guide
https://s3.wp.wsu.edu/uploads/...

If you are new to gardening, I recommend NOT worrying about 'mastering secrets of companion planting'. More important to get plants/seeds in the ground and start learning and growing. Thumbs up Crossing Fingers!

My tomatillos sprawl, root if they lay, and do not keep stinkbugs off my tomatoes, nor all the bugs off any brassicas.

What else would you like to grow besides tomatillos?
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Name: Ken Isaac
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA (Zone 7a)
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kenisaac
Nov 28, 2021 7:51 AM CST
sallyg said:Probably will not find a university source that find it reliable for bug control. Here looks like a pretty nice overall garden guide
https://s3.wp.wsu.edu/uploads/...

I agree

Name: Ricardo
New Jersey (Zone 7b)
subtropix
Nov 28, 2021 2:42 PM CST
I don't know about them keeping away bugs, but they are terrific for making a mild, green tomatillo sauce.
Name: Vera
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Serpent
Nov 28, 2021 11:48 PM CST
Salsa!
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