I love grouping my container plants according to garden themes. There are many themed gardens you can try planting. But a favorite garden theme of mine is the Salsa Garden!
First, you need a container sized tomato plant. Then, you need a large container with potting soil mix suitable for vegetables. You’ll want a variety of herbs based on how large your container is – in this case I selected:
- cilantro (see more about using cilantro for health)
- curled-leaf parsley (see tips for growing parsley)
Fill in the bottom of the container with soil until you reach the depth you want to plant your tomato at. In this case we used an Early Girl, similar to Valley Girl, with a medium-sized red fruit and compact growing tomato plant.
Once you’ve gotten the tomato plant in the middle of the container, fill in some soil around the outside and then add your herb plants. Remember that with these peat pots you want to make sure that the entire pot is under the surface level of the soil instead of allowing the pot edge to stick out. This will help make sure your plant gets plenty of water.
This simple container won’t take up a lot of room but could provide a homemade salad, or bowl of homemade salsa, even in a very limited amount of space.