Tomatillos question


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Hello all I am new to this site.
I have been gardening for about 5 years now.
I have a question about tomatillos.
I have grown them for 4 years now.
First 2 years no problem.
2 years ago the plants grew very well, produced tons of pods when the pods got about half full with tomatillos the plants all turned brown dried out and died.
It was a very dry summer so i thought that was the reason
but then it happened again last year
I wish to grow them this year anyone have any idea what is going on with my plants?

Thanks
Mike
 
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Are you planting them in the exact same place?

You may need to rotate the areas or add fertilizer. During the first two years, the plants could've depleted most of the nutrients available that made them grow so well and since then, they've been lacking what they need.
 
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Thank you for the reply
No i switch sides of the garden every year.
Other tomatoes, peppers and everything else grow fine
Just having troubles with the tomatillos tried green and purple same results.
Will try fertilizer this year

Thanks
Mike
 
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Hello all I am new to this site.
I have been gardening for about 5 years now.
I have a question about tomatillos.
I have grown them for 4 years now.
First 2 years no problem.
2 years ago the plants grew very well, produced tons of pods when the pods got about half full with tomatillos the plants all turned brown dried out and died.
It was a very dry summer so i thought that was the reason
but then it happened again last year
I wish to grow them this year anyone have any idea what is going on with my plants?

Thanks
Mike
It sounds to me like a pollination problem. Tomatillos are insect pollinated and undersized dried up fruits are a classic example of non-pollinization. Also high humidity can cause similar problems but I would bet on pollination. One other thing, on your tomatoes do you ever have blossom end rot
 

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