DIY
Planting a Salsa Garden

Full Sun Project

Step 1

This Victory Garden vegetable bed is approximately 8 feet long and 6 feet deep.

Victory Garden Planting Diagram with tomatoes, peppers, onions, chives and cilantro

Step 2

Prepare the soil before planting by amending the native soil at equal rations with Dr. Earth Home Grown Vegetable Garden Planting Mix.

Amend soil with Dr. Earth Home Grown Vegetable Garden Planting Mix

Step 3

Plant vegetables in rows for easy access for picking.

Vegetable Garden Plant with tomatoes, peppers, onions, chives and cilantro

Step 4

Use a tomato cage to support the tomatoes as they grow.

a diagram of a garden

Enjoy fresh salsa straight from your garden this summer. Plant a veggie bed with tomatoes, peppers, onions, chives and cilantro. Experiment growing different types of tomatoes. If you like chunky salsa choose smaller tomatoes with less juice like Super Sweet 100, or Roma. For juicier salsa, plant large tomatoes like Better Boy or Celebrity. For more colorful salsa, choose a tomato that's a fun color like Yellow Pear, Cherokee Purple or Brandywine. Grow different types of peppers as well. Choose them based on how hot you like your salsa. Jalapenos are medium hot while Habaneros are quite hot.

Shopping List

  • 4 - Tomatoes
  • 4 - Tomato Cages
  • 6 - Peppers
  • 5 - Onion Bulbs
  • 10 - Chives
  • 5 - Cilantro
  • 2 Bags - Dr. Earth Home Grown Vegetable Garden Planting Mix
  • 1 Bag - Dr. Earth Root Zone Starter Fertilizer organic