How to Grow a Salsa Garden

Sweet 100 cherry tomato vines growing up a wire trellis. Ripe red, unripe green and ripening tomatoes hanging from branches.

How to Grow a Salsa Garden

Sweet 100 cherry tomato vines growing up a wire trellis. Ripe red, unripe green and ripening tomatoes hanging from branches.
Sweet 100 cherry tomato vines growing up a wire trellis. Ripe red, unripe green and ripening tomatoes hanging from branches.

Growing a themed garden is a lot of fun and brings a bit of creativity to your garden. On a hot summer day, break out the chips and salsa with a pitcher of margaritas for a nice relaxing afternoon. How awesome would it be if all the ingredients for your homemade salsa were grown right in your own organic backyard garden? Here is how to grow a salsa garden this year.

The Ingredients

The best salsas start with 2-3 different types of tomatoes. Romas, Early Girl, and a grape tomatoes are perfect for your homemade salsa.

Depending on how hot you want the salsa, you need at least one pepper plant, preferably jalepenos. If heat isn’t your thing, grow bell peppers. Both red and orange bell peppers are a tad bit sweeter than green bell peppers and are delicious in salsas.

Don’t forget to grow both garlic and onion chives. If they grow in your area, plant garlic and onions, but just know they won’t be ready to eat for quite a while.

To grow cilantro, you will need a cool spot in the garden as it doesn’t care much for hot summer days.

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