DIY - Planting a Salsa Garden

Enjoy fresh salsa straight from your garden this summer. Plant a veggie bed with tomatoes, peppers, onions, chives and cilantro. Experiment growing different types of tomatoes. If you like chunky salsa choose smaller tomatoes with less juice like Super Sweet 1, or Roma. For juicier salsa, plant large tomatoes like Better Boy or Celebrity. For more colorful salsa, choose a tomato that's a fun color like Yellow Pear, Cherokee Purple or Brandywine. Grow different types of peppers as well. Choose them based on how hot you like your salsa. Jalapenos are medium hot while Habaneros are quite hot.

 

Full Sun Project

Step 1: This bed is approximately 8 feet long and 6 feet deep.

Step 2: Prepare the soil before planting by amending the native soil at equal rations with Pike Vegetable & Flower Soil and Foothills Compost.

Step 3: Plant in rows for easy access for picking your veggies.

Step 4: Use a tomato cage to support the tomatoes as they grow.

Shopping List

  • 4 - Tomatoes 
  • 4 - Tomato Cages
  • 6 - Peppers
  • 5 - Onion Bulbs
  • 10 - Chives
  • 5 - Cilantro
  • 2 Bags - Pike Vegetable & Flower Soil
  • 2 Bags - Foothills Compost
  • 1 Bag - Dr. Earth Root Zone