Give your next batch of chiles rellenos — a classic Mexican dish starring roasted, stuffed poblanos often served in tomato sauce or salsa — a super-fresh flavor boost with ingredients picked from your very own garden. All you need is a little bit of space and you can grow all the poblanos, tomatoes, oregano, and onions you need for a summer's worth of this delicious dish!
For excellent results, fill your bed with premium quality raised bed soil, such as Miracle-Gro® Performance Organics® Raised Bed Mix, which is just the right weight and texture for raised bed growing. It's also important to feed plants with Miracle-Gro® Performance Organics® Raised Bed Plant Nutrition Granules to ensure they get all the nutrition they need. Top notch soil plus plant food equals a powerful combination! Also, be sure to choose Bonnie Plants® for your Chile Rellenos Garden. Bonnie has been around for over a century, so you know you're getting strong young plants of the very best quality.
If you want to expand your garden, place two 4 x 4 beds symmetrically on either side of a 3- to 4-foot path, which should be just wide enough for you and your tools. Try our Homemade Salsa Garden or Sweet and Spicy Pepper Garden for the second bed.
Planting the 4 x 4-Foot Bed
Take inspiration from these planting options, but feel free to mix things up a bit based on your tastes. These plants are pictured small to make the illustration simpler, but your bed will be spilling over as the plants grow! Following the spacing guidelines found on the individual plant tags (you can add a few more plants than we have pictured if space allows), and know that you'll need cages for the pepper and tomato plants.
Area 1: Oregano and Onions
- 2 oregano plants
- 9 onions (any variety)
Area 2: Poblano Peppers and Tomatoes
- 1 poblano pepper plant in cage
- 1 tomato plant (any variety) in cage