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19 May 2014

We’ve discussed some of the common ingredients that many salsa share, and to extend that, you’d be doing an enormous service to your salsa making desires by growing as many of those ingredients as possible in your own garden.

Here’s a list of what you should grow for an optimal salsa making endeavor:

Tomatoes: There are numerous varieties of tomatoes available to you, including those juicy giant versions. We’ve tried many types and they’re all good for salsas.

Tomatillos: Tomatillos are wonderful for green salsas, but please note that tomatillo plants take up a lot of room in the garden. We mean a LOT of room. These plants like to sprawl, so plan your garden space accordingly.

Chili Peppers: We are partial to chili peppers, as you’ll see if you’ve ever visited our other web sites – Jalapeno Madness, Chili Pepper Madness, Habanero Madness – but chili peppers are very easy to grow in your home garden, and you’ll have a huge variety to choose from. Learn more about Growing Chili Peppers here.

Cilantro: This leafy green has a distinct flavor like no other. It is essential for many great salsas, and also for guacamole.

Garlic: Very easy to grow, and garlic makes salsas really pop.

Onions: Another vegetable that is easy to grow, and like tomatoes, you have a number of varieties available to you. Go for some green onion as well. You’ll love it.


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