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How to Start a Pico de Gallo Garden

installing window boxes POTTING SOIL chips and dip will take on a whole new meaning when the ingredients for a spicy summer salsa Measure 1 your balcony. Buy lightweight 2 window boxes with good drainage. Line boxes 3 with landscape cloth. Add a 1/4-inch layer 4 of pebbles, covered with more lining. Fill boxes 5 three-fourths full with potting soil. plant starter basics 2 inches Mulch of spacing are plucked straight from your own balcony pot height Dig a hole a few 1 inches higher than the pot's height. Remove your 2 plant from the container. Massage 3 the roots gently. Place the 4 plant in the dug hole. Cover the roots 6 with soil, pressing it down gently. Cover with mulch 6 to regulate moisture. tomatoes serrano peppers Plant bush-style plants over vine-types. Pinch off branches 2/3 of the way up the stem, and then plant it so that the lower 2/3 of the plant is underground. Water every other day and fertilize every few weeks. Serrano peppers are about five times spicier than jalapeños. They require full sun and should be watered and fertilized the same as tomatoes. Pick them when they're green for less heat. cilantro shallots Cilantro favors morning sun and afternoon shade. When the plant reaches 6 inches, simply pinch off the outer leaves to harvest. If you let it flower, you can harvest the seeds, known as coriander. Plant shallot bulbs with the roots facing down. Cover with a thin layer of soil but do not mulch. Shallots take three to six months to harvest and are ready when their tops begin to yellow and fall. WHOLE FOODS 6 small tomatoes 14 cup cilantro COOKIING STONED. pico de, gallo 1 small shallot 1/2 fresh lime 14 serrano (add pinch of salt MAR K E T more for more heat) Jerry James Stone / @jerryjamesstone Chris Rooney / @looneyrooneycom Maria Finn / @MariaFinn Content & Design Dice everything coarsely and add a dash of salt and squeeze of lime juice. Mix it together and let it sit in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours for the flavor to meld. Plan on using it within a day of making it.

How to Start a Pico de Gallo Garden

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