How to Grow a Garden Salsa in 6 Ingredient Layout

How to Grow a Garden Salsa in 6 Ingredient Layout

First, choose where to plant your salsa vegetables. The garden bed needs to be in a warm part of the garden, with access to full sun.

If you don't have a garden space, grow your salsa garden in containers. Just place them in a southeastern balcony or south-facing room.

If you don't have enough sunlight in your room, you can supplement these warm-season vegetables with grow lights!

Tomatoes are heavy feeders, so add a layer of manure a few weeks before planting. We recommend Roma, San Marzano, Amish Paste, and tomatillos for salsa verde!


Grow hot peppers with tomato plants. You can choose between jalapeño, mirasol, demon red, and serrano. For sweet and mild taste, there's always the sweet  bell peppers.

Chili Peppers

Plant red onions or yellow onions as soon as the soil gets warm. Vidalia, Spanish Red, Italian Torpedo, and Scallions are good onion varieties.


It's a common practice to overwinter garlic varieties because they take time to grow. Of course, you can cheat and grow garlic chives or green onions instead.


Lastly, add quick-growing herbs! Many folks stick to Mexican Cilantro, but you can mix it with herbs like Sweet Basil, Thai Basil, and Italian Flat Leaf Parsley for fresh flavor!


Lime elevates the flavor of all the ingredients and keeps them fresh. Luckily, you can grow them in containers under full sun!


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