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Garlic Varieties to Grow in Pots

Any variety of garlic can be grown in pots, but some varieties of garlic plants get larger than others, so should be planted further apart. Varieties which grow into smaller plants generally do better in a pot. When choosing which varieties to grow, consider how hot you prefer your garlic to taste, how you plan to use it, how long it will store and when it will be mature for harvest. Any variety of garlic can be used for any purpose, some are outstanding for a particular use. Plant most garlic varieties 4 inches apart, or 6 inches apart for [ ... ]

How to Grow Peppers in Pots

How to Grow Peppers in Pots Of all of the plants to grow for salsa, peppers will potentially ripen the latest. This, of course, depends on what variety of tomatoes you choose. With the help of Wall o’ Water season extenders, the harvest can be sooner by many weeks. As with tomatoes, dates for maturation stated in plant description and on plant tags are from the time of transplant into containers or outside.   How to Start Pepper Seeds Inside To figure out when to start pepper seedlings inside, take your last frost date and count back 6 to 10 weeks. The ideal size [ ... ]

How to Grow Onions in Pots — Onion Varieties

How to Grow Onions in Pots Choosing the correct varieties of onion to grow is necessary to get the best yield. Since onions are daylight sensitive and take several months to mature, there is some overlap as to which onions can be grown in specific areas. When choosing onions, consider the number of days between freezes for your area, how many daylight hours you get during the summer, how long you would like to store onions, your preference for sweetness or pungency, and how you plan to use onions. Growing onion from seeds will give you the widest selection of varieties, the biggest [ ... ]

How to Grow Salsa in Pots – Onions

How to Grow Salsa in Pots – Onions Onions (Allium cepa or A. cepa var. cepa) are daylight sensitive, and will not produce large bulbs if they do not get enough hours of daylight. Onions are categorized into three categories: short day, intermediate day, and long day. There is much overlap as to which varieties do well in each area, since the determining factor is whether or not there will be enough days in the growing season between freezes for the onions to mature. High temperatures also inhibit bulb formation. The further north you garden, the more daylight hours there are [ ... ]

How to Grow Salsa in Pots – Cilantro or Coriander Seed

How to Grow Salsa in Pots – Cilantro or Coriander Seed Cilantro, or coriander, (Coriandrun sativum) is a popular herb cultivated for its leaves, seeds, and roots. It is a member of the Parsley family. Usually, “cilantro” refers to the leaves of a cool season herb, and “coriander” refers to seed. The coriander seed develops into the cilantro plant. You can use either the fresh cilantro or coriander seeds in salsa. To have all of the ingredients for your salsa ready at the same time, count back the number of days until maturity and plant seeds in time for them to be [ ... ]

How to Grow Garlic in Pots

How to Grow Garlic in Pots If you plan to make salsa from garlic, it is important to time your garlic to be ready to harvest at the same time as your other ingredients. Garlic from the grocery store is to home grown garlic what tomatoes from the grocery store are to home grown tomatoes: lacking flavor. Store garlic is bred for its storage ability and ease of harvesting qualities, but not for its flavor. Once you taste gourmet garlic fresh from your garden, you will want to always have it available. By selecting varieties to use fresh and varieties that store [ ... ]

How To Grow Salsa in Pots – Very Hot Peppers

How To Grow Salsa in Pots – Very Hot Peppers As a general rule, hotter peppers will do better in cooler climates. The heat of a pepper fruit is strongly influenced by its growing conditions, including humidity, and genetics. Some professional hot pepper growers use sulphur (sulfur) to condition the soil for hotter and healthier peppers. Sulfur is available at most drug stores, or you can simply place a spread out book of matches at the bottom of the pot or planting hole. When handling hot pepper pods to cook, wearing thick rubber glove is advised since the juices can soak [ ... ]

How to Grow Salsa in Pots — Heirloom Hot Peppers

How to Grow Salsa in Pots — Heirloom Hot Peppers Peppers are tropical plants, so they love heat and lots of moisture. Peppers are beautiful plants with shiny, dark green leaves. They are very ornamental with small, white flowers that are shaped like a street lantern, and displays of fruit in several stages of ripening all on the plant at the same time. Most stay small, so peppers can be grown in containers. For Tips, see How to Grow Peppers in Pots Heirloom Hot Peppers to Grow in Pots Pepperoncini Heirloom Peppers are a southern Italian variety that are served pickled as a [ ... ]

How to Grow Salsa in Pots – Heirloom Sweet Peppers

How to Grow Salsa in Pots – Heirloom Sweet Peppers For sweet salsa, most recipes call for red, yellow, or green peppers. Most recipes for hot salsa or medium salsa also have some type of sweet or green pepper as an ingredient. These heirloom sweet peppers have stood the test of time for their flavor and adaptability. California Wonder Heirloom Peppers were introduced in 1928 and were the largest open-pollinated bell pepper, at 3 inches by 4 inches. This pepper can be picked green, but will ripen to yellow, then red, getting sweeter at each stage. California Wonder peppers mature in about [ ... ]

How To Grow Salsa in Pots – Tomatoes

How To Grow Salsa in Pots – Tomatoes Arguably, no crop in the garden is more anticipated than the first fresh, vine ripened tomato of the season. Many hybrids have been bred to mature early, but tomato lovers often find these have little more flavor than do supermarket tomatoes. As a rule, bush or determinate tomatoes will do better in a container because the plants will tend to stay smaller. Most determinate tomatoes produce all of their fruit over a short period of time, such as within two weeks, and then stop producing. Determinate tomatoes are easier to grow since they do [ ... ]