Used to make many Mexican recipes such as chile verde. Excellent crop for northern gardeners because of the quick fruit set. Start indoors in early March and set out at the same time as tomatoes. Don't worry how leggy they are, as tomatillos are notorious trailers and can be staked or draped over straw to keep fruit off the ground. Harvest when the fruit fills out the papery husk. Leave in the husk and store wrapped in paper in a cool, dry place or in the refrigerator. Remove husk when ready to cook fruits.