wild tomatillos, groundcherries or poisonous nightshades?
There are all sorts of plants growing wild in the grassy paths of our 50 year old community gardens. One of these looks like little wild tomatillos.
Soon after I first got my plot last year, I dug up a few of these and added them to a corner bed. They reseeded themselves and I have twice as many this year. They get little yellow flowers and small husked green fruits. Like cherry tomatoes - Cherry tomatillos?
This year I have many fruits sizing up. I was wondering if I should look for a recipe for tomatillo salsa. But it was suggested that these are probably groundcherries, a sweet relative of tomatoes, tomatillos, and poisonous nightshades that are better suited for pies. I think next year I may look for some real tomatillo seeds.
(PS. How about those nails! This photos is from Wednesday. I got them really clean today and dressed in white jeans and went up to visit my parents. Well, we decided to dig a few potatoes just to check on them. So much for the clean nails and jeans. I give up!)