Late with planting these this year but they have emerged happily and quickly.
Monday, June 29, 2015
Sunday, June 28, 2015
Monday, June 22, 2015
Friday, June 19, 2015
This tomatillo plant was planted from seed this year and transplanted to my garden a few weeks ago. It resembles a tomato plant somewhat. Somewhat, but as you see here, the flowers are a bit different.
Family: Solanaceae (same as the tomato and potato); Genus & species: Physalis philadelphica
Odd that the species is named after Philadelphia. According to Wikipedia:
Tomatillos were domesticated in Mexico before the coming of Europeans, and played an important part in the culture of the Maya and the Aztecs, more important than the tomato
Maybe these would throw the predatory squirrels for a loop.
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Late start this year to the tomatoes. Today I spied this one hidden in the leaves! We are having the morning fog but the evening temps rarely drop below 60 which makes it fine for tomatoes.