How to Plant a Salsa Garden

how to plant a salsa gardenLearn how to plant a salsa garden this spring!  
I have been sharing gardening tips all year on the blog.  One day I will have to give you a tour of my garden then show you my moms and grandmas gardens too.  They are truly amazing!  Gorgeous!!  They must water their plants a lot.  Mom is always trying to give me extra plants that she has but I usually decline because that would mean having to plant them at our house and water them.  I am a terrible plant owner honestly, I hate watering but love to garden.  

Today I’m sharing how to plant a salsa garden.  You can see that it is downsized from last years vegetable garden.  I figured that we didn’t need a million Cherry Tomatoes again!  I plan on doing a lot of canning this year and using this salsa recipe.  

Gardening 101 ~ a Salsa Garden

How to plant a salsa garden:

Here are a few plants that should come in handy for making salsa.

Gardening 101 ~ a Salsa Garden
I’m hoping they do better than last year.
Gardening 101 ~ a Salsa Garden
Habanero Pepper
Because what is salsa without a little heat?
Gardening 101 ~ a Salsa Garden
Fourth of July Tomatoes.
I tend to gather gardening advice wherever I can.  An older lady standing beside me (while I was staring at the variety of tomato plants) told me that this was a good one because they had a fast growing cycle.  Works for me!  I bought eight plants on here recommendation.
Gardening 101 ~ a Salsa Garden
Early Girl Tomatoes.
She said that these were good ones too.
Gardening 101 ~ a Salsa Garden
Garlic Onion.
This plant seems not to mind having a neglectful owner and comes back every year.
Gardening 101 ~ a Salsa Garden
My good friend Amy gave us these little celery plants.  I was thrilled because as long as I searched and wandered up and down the aisles of the Greenery I couldn’t, for the life of me, find celery.  So Woo Hoo!! Thank you Ames!
Gardening 101 ~ a Salsa Garden
Swiss Chard.
This isn’t for salsa but I thought that it might be fun to throw into a Green Smoothie or try making chips with.

A view of the backyard:

Gardening 101 ~ a Salsa Garden
And now for a view of the backyard for fun.  In the distance we have a great view of the city and mountains.  You can see Max, our loyal Cocker Spaniel, on the deck. 
Those are the bushes that the boys said that they threw my iPhone in.  Massive right?!?  There is probably all sorts of buried treasure in those things.  Most of our energy has been put into laying bark mulch on the gardens and pathways all over the yard. 
To the right is the kids swing set which we framed in and we filled with bark mulch too.  My goal is to seed and water this entire level so that the grass to dirt ratio becomes 9:1.  I’m tired of dirt being tracked into the house by little feet and found…. everywhere.

A view of the salsa garden:

Gardening 101 ~ a Salsa Garden
And here’s our little Salsa Garden again.  The two lattice screens are for peas to climb up, I hope.  I have laid down a bunch of soaker hose (the aqua thing) in the hopes of keeping the garden well watered this year when we go on holidays.  We tried to companion plant again and rotated my plants so that everything is all mixed up.  I also amended the soil with manure and potting soil to build up nutrients.  
Oh and remember how I planted mint last year?  Ya, bad idea.  It spreads everywhere!  See the plant poking through the brick?  That’s mint!  So I transplanted a bunch of it onto some rustic stairs that we have.  I will let you know how it goes…
Hopefully you’ve enjoyed these tips on how to plant a salsa garden!  Be sure to check out my how to plant annuals and how to plant perennials posts as well.


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I'm an active mom of twin boys who is always looking for opportunities to inspire creativity through fun crafts, do-it-yourself projects and delicious recipes. This blog has been an integral part of supporting my little family and I am so grateful to have you become a part of our journey! Let's create together... Read more...

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It’s 7 in the morning here and my mouth is watering just imagining the fresh, homemade salsa that will be coming from your garden!