Growing Tomatillo


Tomatillio – Physalis Philadelphica

Last year I had some great results growing cucamelon which were seeds from the James Wong’s Homegrown Revolution seed collection, so I thought I would try some more of his unusual seeds this year.

This is a first for me – growing Tomatillo. I sowed the seeds in individual seed pods using John Innes seed compost and popped them in a heated propagator in the greenhouse.

As you can see, the seeds all germinated nicely, however, I suspect I was a little slow in getting them out of the propagator and into more natural light. They have shot a little tall, searching out more light, than I would have liked.

My plan is to do what I would do with normal tomatoes and plant them deep when I plant them on.

Wish me luck.


  1. I have been successfully growing Tomatillos for 2 years now (this will be my 3rd year!) They are a pleasure to grow and eat! 🙂

    1. Hi Carol. I agree, tomatillos are wonderful. I would love to hear more about what you do with them.

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