Remember those unidentified green orbs I told you about last week? Here they are again, in case you don't remember:
Well, my curiousity got the best of me tonight. When I was picking squash for tonight's dinner, I plucked one of the green orbs off the plant for dissection:
Here is the orb:
Here is what was inside:
And just to be certain, I searched Google Images, where I confirmed that I do indeed have a fruiting.....
Which is completely amazing, because I only transplanted one tomatillo plant, and it is clear across the garden. There were some other seed cells I had attempted to start tomatillos in, but they never germinated so I haphazardly tossed the leftover soil into the garden ben one night, in a fit of hopelessness... Oh - I see what happened!
Regardless, tomatillos must really love my Georgia soil and climate, because that plant had no babying and has completely outgrown all my well-cared-for tomatoes. It's a good thing my husband loves salsa verde, because it looks like tomatillos will be a staple in our garden from here on out!