A Pizza Garden

 

 

I absolutely love pizza, and I came across this fun idea that the whole family could enjoy. A pizza garden!

Not only is this idea delicious, but it can be a great project to get kids to understand how cool gardening really is.

If you plant the stuff, and watch it grow, then make a great pizza with it, then I think the concept of organic foods and gardening will click with kids.

It is like using a common ground for communication, plus it is just fun!

So, let’s grow a pizza!

 

  1. Pick a spot that will work well. The common essentials should be supplied here, like well-drained soil and plenty exposure to sun. There needs to be plenty of room, about eight feet in width and depth because you will be making a circle garden that is six feet. Consider that you might also want some room in order to be able to walk through it.

 

  1. Now you should make an outline for your garden. This can be done by having someone, or something, holding a rope in the middle of where your garden will be, and someone else walking in a circle, holding the rope’s end, and marking the edges of the circle. Keeping the place where the middle will be, mark off “slices” where different plants will be. You can distinguish the sides and edges with rocks, or whatever you have on hand.

 

  1. Next, you choose the plants you want to grow, and obviously plants that you would want to put in or on a pizza. It will be much faster if you do this from seedlings, versus seeds themselves. This might be better if you plan on doing this as a project with kids because kids can be impatient! Here are some suggestions on some plants to put in your pizza garden.

 

 

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  • Tomatoes are essential to having a great pizza! Make sure they have a lot of sun, and soil that is drained well. They need an acid level of about two to eight, and need to be planted eighteen to twenty inches apart.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Bell peppers are another great addition. They are also pretty versatile, striving in zones one through eleven. Again, pretty basic needs. Just full sun and well-drained soil. These plants tend to like sulfur. This, oddly enough, can be taken care of by putting a match stick in the soil with the plant. These plants need to be placed about eighteen to twenty-four inches apart.

 

 

 

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  • Onions and/or chives are easy to maintain. They tend to like sandier soil, and full sunlight. Chives come back year after year, too.

 

 

 

 

Now we have some instructions and suggestions and we can get our yummy pizza garden started!

 

 

 

 

For More Details, Check Out Our Source: Dave’s Garden

 


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