Tomatillos are funny little things. They grow inside husks that look like little lanterns, like the better known orange Chinese lantern plant. They are sisters within the plant realm, brought to Europe from Mexico.
I always image putting little lights in the lanterns and hanging them on a string, lighting the garden . I can see them dangling in the wind, gnomes and fairies dancing to them.
As for the tomatillos, the plant itself doesn’t need much care, it will do nicely in gardens, greenhouses or even a large pot, and will surprise you with lovely green tomatillos in exchange for a bit of water every day and loads of sun.
When the husks burst, they’re ready to eat. Raw, they taste like something between an apple and a tomato. Cooked or baked, the taste is richer and warmer.