Plant your own salsa garden with the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet.
If you love fresh garden salsa, then this is the perfect project for you! Planting your very own salsa garden is easier than you could ever imagine. Follow these simple instructions from Blain’s Farm & Fleet to grow everything for delicious, fresh salsa.
How to Create a Salsa Garden:
1. Determine a size and a location in your yard to plant your garden. The area should get sun for at least 6 hours a day. If you’re starting with a new bed, start small, maybe 5′ x 5′. This way you will get a good gauge on how much produce you actually use and change your garden plan accordingly for next year.
2. Remove the sod from the site you’ll be using with either a shovel or a sod cutter. Cut about 3-4″ down if you’re using a shovel. Try to remove as much grass and root as possible. If you have backyard chickens, you can even put them to work in your garden. They’re great at digging up and scratching in the dirt.
3. Now it’s time to plant your vegetables and herbs: tomatoes, peppers, onion, garlic, etc. Be sure to choose plants that will grow best in your gardening zone and soil. Several varieties grow better under certain conditions. If you’re planting from seed the rule of thumb is to bury the seeds 2-3 times the depth of their diameter.
4. If you’re starting with plants that you started indoors, bury them as deep as they are planted in their original container. Be sure to wait until the weather is warm enough before planting most salsa ingredients such as tomatoes, peppers and most herbs. You don’t want to be too anxious and ruin your plants in a spring freeze.
5. Water, weed, fertilize and harvest on a weekly basis through the growing season. Enjoy the abundance of fresh veggies and herbs and create a personalized salsa based on your taste bud preferences! We love Mrs. Wages Salsa Mix. Check out our DIY tips on canning salsa to preserve your garden’s bounty.