Grow pizza ingredients in your backyard!
Tuesday, February 9, is National Pizza Day! A pizza-themed garden bed is a fun way to grow your favorite vegetables, and also makes an excellent project for kids. Not only does it include the ingredients for your favorite pizza toppings, it’s actually pizza shaped too, so it’s easy to see the link between what you’re growing and the food you’re eating!
A recipe-themed garden bed is a lot of fun—and makes an excellent project for introducing kids to the excitement of growing the food that will end up on their plates and, hopefully, in their bellies!
Each pizza ‘slice’ is filled with one of your favorite toppings. How many slices you need depends on how varied you and your family’s appetite for different pizza toppings is!
Of course, any pizza garden plan needs to include tomatoes—essential for making into paste and slathering on any pizza! Then add your favorite toppings. Our personal must-haves are chilies, oregano and basil, but others may prefer onions, spinach or garlic! It’s just a shame you can’t grow your own cheese—planning space for a milking cow could be taking it too far!
To make it easy to position plants in their slices of the pizza, you can if you wish sub-divide it into beds using strips of wood or another material.
Watch the video to learn more and see how it’s done!
PIzza Garden Plans
Here are a couple of examples of pizza garden plans including all the ingredients of the most delicious garden pizza ever because this is one that you grow your self!
Plan #1: Basil, Garlic, Onion, Oregano, Pepper, Spinach, Tomato (Cherry), and Tomato (Regular)
Plan #2: Basil, Broccoli, Cilantro, Eggplant, Garlic, Onion, Parsley, Pepper, Scallions, Tomato (Small)
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