Make your own organic salsa garden!

21 Mar


If you love salsa or gardening or just being outside, this project is for you!  Personally, i eat salsa with or on almost every meal, and started growing my own salsa garden last year.  I love the freshness of the salsa when it comes straight from my own garden!  I also get to choose exactly what type of ingredients are put into the salsa, so I chose to grow all organic seeds in organic soils. So here’s what you need to do:

  • Plan out a garden space including areas for each type of plant (I planted tomatoes, tomatillos, garlic, basil, cilantro, green and red chilies, bell peppers, and jalapenos) and make sure that it will receive at least SIX hours of sunlight each day.

Here’s an example (they used a few different plants but you get the idea):Image

  • Buy your seeds ahead of time, some seeds can be planted/sown indoors 6-8 weeks     before being transplanted outdoors.  I started my chili peppers, bell peppers, tomatoes, and basil indoors in a mini greenhouse..they sell starter pellets or starter kits at any garden shop.
  • Dig out your garden space a few inches down and make sure the soil is ready for planting.
  • Plant your seeds according to the package they came in, making sure there is no threat of a frost (usually around May-June) and also transplant the started plants outdoors carefully. I use eco-friendly starter pots that can be planted directly into the ground and covered with soil.  Make sure you plant the garden around 2 months before you plan to harvest your ingredients.
  • Water your garden as needed and when it does not rain
  • Harvest your ingredients and wash before making them into a delicious salsa of your choice! YUMMY!


2 Responses to “Make your own organic salsa garden!”

  1. peggraham March 23, 2013 at 4:55 pm #

    This is cool!!!!!


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