Transplanting: A Tomatillo Adventure, Part 2 of 3

Alright, so the tomatillo plants have been successfully transplanted and no one died! They even stayed pretty green despite relying solely on the window for light in February. In case you've never visited the Pacific Northwest in February, the amount of light coming through the thick layer of gray clouds is roughly the same amount of light given off by a dying glow stick. It's not technically even enough light for humans which is why so many of us have a medical vitamin D deficiency and are forced to take supplements. So I was very thankful the tomatillos were still alive.

Also, during this whole transplanting process, the tomatillos started to flower. Small, pretty yellow flowers waiting for a cute, fuzzy bee to bumble its way through the plants and distribute pollen in an even and effective manner. Hmmm, that could be problematic. Probably something I'll need to address later.

Aaaaanyway, a few of the plants were leaning over quite a bit and desperately needed some trellising to keep them dry. If the plants stay wet too long, they'll start to rot, which can quickly kill the whole plant. So while I was waiting for all of the lighting equipment to be delivered, I set up some trellises. Because I spent so much money on the planters, I decided to go low budget for the trellises. You could skip the hassle below if you really want by just buying a tomato trellis for each plant.

Constructing the trellises

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