Make your own salsa using fresh ingredients from this planting plan. Plant yours with two tomatoes, or try tomatillos for salsa verde. Onions, cilantro, and peppers round out the sweet and spicy Latin flavors.
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. In addition to starting with great soil, you’ll want to feed plants regularly with Miracle-Gro® Performance Organics® Raised Bed Plant Nutrition Granules to ensure they get all the nutrition they need. Fill your Homemade Salsa Garden with young plants from Bonnie Plants®, the company that has been helping home gardeners grow successfully for over a century.
If you want to expand your garden, place two 4 x 4 beds symmetrical on either side of a 3 to 4-foot path, wide enough for you and your tools. Try an Easy Summer Garden or Sweet & Spicy Pepper Garden for the second bed.
Planting the 4 x 4 – foot Bed
Take inspiration from these planting options. The plan allows for some interpretation depending on your taste. These plants are pictured small to make the illustration simpler, but your bed will be spilling over as the plants grow! Following spacing on the plant labels, adding a few more plants than we have pictured if the spacing allows.
Area 1 – Cilantro and Onions
• 4 Cilantro
• 22 Red onions
• 10 White onions (we used Georgia Sweet)
Area 2 – Peppers
• 1 Jalapeno pepper (with cage or trellis)
• 1 Red Bell pepper (with cage or trellis)
Area 3 – Tomatoes or Tomatillos
Choose either tomatoes or tomatillos. You must have two tomatillo plants for cross-pollination.
• 2 large red tomatoes (such as Celebrity or Amelia, with cage or trellis)
• 2 Tomatillos (with cage or trellis)