It may have snowed enough to shovel twice last Friday and -23C with the wind chill on Saturday but that didn’t stop Monkey and I from heading to the garden centre to start buying a few things for out spring project. This spring/ summer we will be growing a Salsa Garden!
This past fall I tried my hand at canning for the first time. I did very basic things like tomatoes in all forms and salsas. We have used a ton of what I canned, we ate all the Salsa Verde, only a few bottles of regular salsa are left and we have a healthy supply of tomatoes to see us through the spring and summer but will need to can more in the fall. This summer I hope to grow enough to make a little more so we can make it through the year without having to buy any.
So this week I picked up seeds and started looking into supplies. In order to make my salsas mostly from the garden I bought the following seeds
- San Marzano tomatoes
- Pepper Hot Early Jalapeños
- Sweet Salsa Peppers
And in order to can enough tomatoes while also having tomatoes to enjoy throughout the summer I bought
- San Marzano Tomatoes
- Heirloom Crimson Cushion Beefsteak Tomatoes
- Heirloom Yellow Pear Tomatoes
- Sweetie Tomatoes
I will need garlic, onions and cilantro to make the salsa but I am planning on planting a smaller raised garden this year so those will have to come from the market in the fall.
If these plants yield fruit then our tomatoes and salsa for the year for $22.20 (excluding the cost of soil and fertilizers).
Each step I take in this project I will log what I did and how the plants are coming along.
Have you ever planted a garden from seed? How did it work out? Let me know in the comments below!