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How to Make a Homemade Salsa Garden

Homemade salsa is amazing, and the ingredients easily grow together in this salsa garden. Make your own salsa using fresh ingredients from this planting plan. You can plant yours with two tomato plants, or try tomatillos for salsa verde. Onions, cilantro and peppers round out the sweet and spicy flavors.

For best results, fill your bed with premium-quality raised bed soil, such as Whitney Farms Organic Fruit and Vegetable Mix, which is just the right weight and texture for raised bed growing. If you want to expand your garden, place two 4 x 4 beds symmetrical on either side of a 3- to 4-foot path, wide enough for you and your tools. Try an Easy Summer Garden or Sweet & Spicy Pepper Garden for the second bed. Feed plants with Miracle-Gro® Shake ‘n Feed® Tomato, Fruit & Vegetable Plant Food to ensure they get all the nutrition they need.


Planting the 4 x 4 Bed

Take inspiration from this planting plan. It allows for interpretation, depending on your taste. The pictured plants are small to make the illustration simpler, but your bed will be spilling over as they grow. Follow the spacing on the plant labels, adding a few more plants than we have pictured if the spacing allows.

  1. Create Area 1 – Cilantro and Onions (4 cilantro • 22 red onions • 10 white onions [we used Georgia Sweet])
  1. Create Area 2 – Peppers (1 jalapeño pepper [with cage or trellis] • 1 red bell pepper [with cage or trellis])
  1. Create Area 3 – Tomatoes or Tomatillos (Choose either tomatoes or tomatillos. You must have two tomatillo plants for cross-pollination. 2 large red tomatoes [such as Celebrity or Amelia, with cage or trellis] • 2 Tomatillos [with cage or trellis])

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