April 06, 2015
With spring underway, now is the time to begin a vegetable garden in preparation for a summer of fresh produce. While you're at it, why not grow your own Bloody Mary station for a summer of boozy fun in the sun.
Eating Well Magazine shares a zesty homegrown Bloody Mary recipe that starts with seeds and soil, sans the vodka.
"Most store-bought Bloody Mary mix is a little thick and sodium-heavy. Nothing preserved can rival the luminous color and taste of just squeezed heirloom tomatoes," writes Serious Eats author Anna Dunn, who had the same idea.
You can begin with a garden plot (directions below) or use a one-potted plan. (Note: These are meant to be salsa gardens, but tomato/tomahto!)
Area 1 – Cilantro and Onions: 4 cilantro, 22 red onions and 10 white onions.
Area 2 – Peppers: 1 Jalapeno pepper (with cage or trellis,) 1 Red Bell pepper (with cage or trellis)
Area 3 – Tomatoes or Tomatillos. Choose either tomatoes or tomatillos. You must have two tomatillo plants for cross-pollination. 2 large red tomatoes (such as Celebrity or Amelia, with cage or trellis.) 2 Tomatillos (with cage or trellis)