GrowBox™ Salsa Garden!
What's better than fresh salsa? Fresh home-grown salsa! Growing the ingredients for salsa is easy when you grow the plants in a container. Or even better, a self-watering container like the GrowBox™. It's such a simple concept; you'll be shocked how easy it is to grow veggies in a GrowBox™
A GrowBox™ has a water reservoir that wicks just the right amount of moisture up to the plant roots and a slow release fertilizer that feeds plants all summer. All you have to do is plant and keep the reservoir full.
Here's what you need for a GrowBox™ salsa garden:
- 1 patio or dwarf tomato (I used Bonnie Plants Sweet & Neat.)
- 2 cilantro plants
- 1 hot pepper
- 38 quarts of potting mix
Put your GrowBox™ together following the instructions. Place in a spot that receives full sun all day. Fill the water reservoir. Add soil to the top and moisten.
Spread the included fertilizer on top of the soil keeping it in the center of the GrowBox™.
Cut the included burlap planting diagram at these numbers - 5, 6, 14, and 15.
Plant the tomato at the number 15, cilantro at numbers 5 & 14, and the pepper at number 6.
And that's all there is to it!
In no time you'll have tomatoes, peppers and cilantro to make this tasty salsa recipe.
Grilled Tomato Salsa Recipe
- 1 green onion
- 1 small white onion
- 1 Tbsp. minced garlic
- 3 Chile peppers (Jalapeño, Serrano or Anaheim)
- ¾ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- 6-8 Roma tomatoes
- 8 green onions
- Juice from 1 lime
- Salt to taste
Over a medium fire, grill the whole tomatoes, peppers and white onion, turning occasionally. Remove from heat when the outer skin is browned but not cooked through. I usually cook the tomatoes and onion for about 5 minutes, then add the peppers and cook everything for another 3 minutes or so.
Remove the vegetables from the heat and place the tomatoes and peppers into a brown paper bag until cooled. The resulting steam will separate the skins for me making it easier to peel the tomatoes and the peppers.
In a medium-size bowl I mash the peeled tomatoes with a fork until I have the chunkiness that I like. Coarsely chop the peppers, white onion and green onion. Add the chopped onion, fresh cilantro, peppers, minced garlic, salt and lime juice to the tomatoes. Stir until well combined. To increase the heat, I add more peppers or use a hotter pepper such as a Scotch bonnet or habanero. This salsa will keep for about 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator.
Enjoy the salsa, you're going to love this Growbox™ Salsa Garden!