DIY Salsa Garden

DIY Salsa Garden

Want to grow your own ingredients for yummy salsa? The Project Place has got you covered. Grab the tortilla chips and follow these simple steps to plant your very own salsa garden. Yard not required!


First, you’ll need to gather your materials. For this video, we used:

1 Behren’s 15 gal. galvanized tub

1/2 bag of Miracle Grow Potting Mix

1 Ace watering can with plenty of water

1 Mild Jalepeño plant

1 Gypsy Sweet Pepper plant

1 Better Boy Hybrid Tomato plant

1 Red Sweet Bell Pepper plant

1 Hot & Spicy Oregano plant


You can also incorporate onions, garlic, cilantro, or whatever else you’d like. Just choose a large enough container to comfortably hold all of your plants. Also, be sure to use a light colored container to keep tomato plants cool.


To start your process, choose your garden’s container and check out the bottom. If there are no drainage holes, drill 4 or 5 small holes for water to escape. This ensures that plants will not hold an excess amount of water and suffer damage. If you choose a container with a raised bottom like the Behren’s galvanized tubs, you can drill holes directly into the bottom of your container. However, if your container sits flush with the floor, drill holes on the sides of your container near the base. Most vegetables and herbs need lots of sunlight. Find a sunny location for your container to sit nearby a water source or grab a watering can to keep your plants hydrated.

The next step is to fill your container with potting soil. Although you might be tempted to fill your container with soil from your backyard, a good potting soil or compost mixture will help your new garden grow easily. After all, healthy soil will mean healthy plants. Fill your container about 3/4 of the way up so plants are visible but still protected by the sides of the container. A depth of 12″-18″ is ideal for vegetables and herbs.


After you’ve put in your soil, you’re ready for plants! Add in all your plants, giving an ample amount of space between each of them.


All that’s left at this point is to give your new garden plenty of water and fertilizer! Be sure to collect your harvest regularly.

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