Tabbouleh (or tabouli) is a Middle Eastern staple, and for good reason. The colorful, refreshing combination of tomatoes, cucumbers, parsley, and onion make for a delicious salad dish that will perk up any lunch or dinner table. Plant this garden in spring after your last frost date, and choose tomato and cucumber varieties that grow best in your area. Then, when the time comes to harvest your bounty, wow your family and friends with this fresh-from-the-garden Parsley Tabbouleh Salad recipe.

For excellent results, do these 3 things: First, fill your bed with premium quality raised bed soil, such as Miracle-Gro® Raised Bed Soil, which is just the right weight and texture for raised bed growing. Next, feed plants regularly with Miracle-Gro® Shake ‘n Feed® Tomato, Fruit & Vegetable Plant Food to ensure they get all the nutrition they need. And third, be sure to choose Bonnie Plants® for your Tabbouleh Garden. Bonnie has been around for over a century, so you know you’re getting strong young plants of the highest 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 Mediterranean 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 a cage for the tomato and a trellis for the two cucumber plants.

Illustration of a 4x4 tabouli garden.
Illustration of a 4 x 4 tabouli garden.

Area 1 – Flat Italian Parsley

  • 6 – 8 flat Italian parsley plants

Area 2 – Red Onions and Tomato

  • 24 red onions
  • 1 tomato plant (any medium- or large-sized variety) with cage

Area 3 – Cucumbers

  • 2 cucumber plants (any variety) on trellis
Illustration of a 4x4 tabouli garden with colored planting zones.
Illustration of a 4 x 4 tabouli garden with colored planting zones.