I have had some issues recently with top-heavy tomato and tomatillo plants being toppled by the wind, sometimes with disastrous consequences. For example, look a this tomatillo plant. The weight of the fruit, combined with a perhaps too-flimsy cane support, and some strong gusts of wind proved too much for it.
I contemplated the situation as per the above photo, and decided that this particular tomatillo plant was beyond repair, so I picked all the fruit that was reasonably mature, and put the plant itself in the compost bin. (Knowing my luck, I expect I will have hordes of tomatillos seedlings in my compost next year, from all the immature fruit that I discarded... Here's a picture of the tomatillo harvest:
|The tomatillo harvest|
Jane is busily trying to find some more recipes for things to make with tomatillos!