Learn How to Build a Salsa Garden

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Learn How to Build a Salsa Garden

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Tacos lovers unite… in your garden! Do you dream of tacos? Do you plan your day around when the taco truck drives by? Do you know where the best taco joints are in your area? Then you need to learn how to build a salsa garden to go with your addiction!

Let’s talk about what goes into a great salsa. Two kinds of tomatoes, usually Roma and grape tomatoes, cilantro, onions, jalapenos, and lime juice. Now that we know what we need, let’s build a salsa garden!

Lots and Lots of Tomatoes

I don’t think you can plant too many tomatoes. If you do, just make more salsa! A good salsa uses different kinds of tomatoes and you can’t go wrong with planting Romas, grape, and a good medium size tomato like Early Girl or Better Boy. Pick up seed packets or go straight to transplants. They typically come in 6-packs, so if you pick up three, just remember that is 18 plants! Each plant can produce enough tomatoes for 2-4 people. That’s a lot of tomatoes! And salsa!

Grow just one jalepeno plant next to your tomatoes. They are very prolific and will produce all the hot spicy peppers that you need!


Organic Heirloom Tomato Garden Seeds – 7 Non-GMO Varieties

Tasty Salsa Ingredients

Cilantro grows great by seed in cooler areas and better by transplant in warmer climates. It is a cool season herb and unless planted in the shade, won’t grow well during hot summer months. Start cilantro as early as you can so you can harvest as much off the plant as possible. Let it go to seed as these are the wonderful coriander seeds.


Mexican Salsa Garden Starter Kit – Grow Onions, Tomatoes, & Peppers

You can use choose between large onions or grow smaller scallions. Most authentic Mexican recipes use both. The larger ones are cut up more course and the scallions are used for their flavor. Scallions or bunching onions are very easy to grow from seed. Simply toss the seeds on warm, moist soil, lightly cover and wait for them to pop up. Start harvesting them in as little as three weeks. Unless you are an experienced gardener, growing large onions can be a bit more challenging and should be started in the fall.

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