I'm so happy it's finally May! The non-evergreen trees have all their leaves, the cherry blossoms have graced us with their presence, and the local plant sales are all about to start! I almost understand the urge to dance a ribbon around a tall pole. Almost.
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 glowstick. 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.
If you are an experienced tomatillo gardener (unlike me), you might be wondering just how long it was before the lack of sufficient water, sufficient nutrients, or sufficient space forced me to transplant my tomatillos to bigger and better pastures. You might also be wondering exactly where I transplanted them to. Or you might be wondering if the peppers survived at all in the shade of those large vines. Well today is your lucky day because this is my tomatillo transplanting update!