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Get kids interested in gardening: Plant a Salsa Garden



The taste of fresh salsa made up of homegrown ingredients from your garden can spice up a meal like nothing else. and since most, if not all, of the ingredients will be coming from your backyard garden, making it is as easy as can be.

See also: Here's how to grow a pizza garden
And this: Grow a Smoothie Garden

What to plant:
  • Tomatoes: Plant meaty, full-flavored ones, Amish Pastes, Beefsteaks, like Romas, San Marzanos, or Brandywines.
  • Hot Peppers: plant a mix: JalapeƱos, Serranos or Anaheims for the flavor and some heat, HabaƱeros for extreme heat, and Poblanos if you would like to roast the peppers for a smoky salsa.
  • Cilantro: You'll have to plant this every 2-3 weeks through the summer so you won't run out (it can wilt in the heat or go to seed, so you’ll want a fresh supply).
  • Garlic: For an early harvest, it's best to plant in the fall, so you can harvest and eat the bulbs in June.
  • Onions: Scallions, or green onions, usually are quicker to mature than other common types of onions, and don't take up a lot of space in the garden, so they are the best choice for a salsa garden.

Other herbs to plant: Oregano, Parsley, Basil,and Mint are all excellent additions to a salsa garden.


Planting plan for a 4x4 foot salsa garden:

Here is an example of how to plant your salsa garden. The set up allows for some interpretation depending on your taste.


You can get more info from this book "All New Square Foot Gardening II" This book has helped me become quite the small space gardener. t's got a lot of great information. It covers a lot of topics, And it's laid out clearly with illustrations and photos.



Get kids interested in gardening: here's how to grow a pizza garden.



Pizza are almost the first on everyone’s list as a favorite food. Then why not have the fresh ingredients in your garden?

you'll be able to make a healthy pizza quicker than getting it delivered! This planting plan includes a combination of Italian herbs along side peppers and Roma tomatoes, the best variety for making the best pizza sauce.

Take inspiration from this planting guide. This set up allows for some adjustment depending on your taste. You can add a few more plants if the spacing allows.


Area one - Herbs and Onions
  1. Greek oregano
  2. Onions (we used Georgia Sweet)
  3. Rosemary
  4. Sweet basil
  5. Spicy Globe basil
  6. Italian parsley

Area two - Peppers and Tomato
  1. Banana pepper (Hot or Sweet, with cage or trellis)
  2. Roma tomato (with cage or trellis)
  3. Red Bell pepper (with cage or trellis)
  4. Bonnie’s Green Bell pepper (with cage or trellis)

You can get more info from this book "All New Square Foot Gardening II: The Revolutionary Way to Grow More in Less Space" This book has helped me become quite the small space gardener. t's got a lot of great information. It covers a lot of topics, And it's laid out clearly with illustrations and photos, which definitely helps if you're a novice gardener.



See also: How To Make a Raised Bed Salsa Garden
And this: How To Grow a Smoothie Garden