How to Grow a Pizza Garden is something good to know.
I like that pizza garden are filled with fresh toppings for my homemade pizza recipes.
How to Grow a Pizza Garden
This is a simple guide for planting a garden filled with pizza toppings.
This garden also has the tomatoes to make the sauce with.
Did you see my article about How to Build a Small Space Herb Garden?
This garden would be a good one to make as a small space garden as well.
You can certainly make the pizza garden in a large or small setting.
Make a mini garden or learn more about pizza gardens. You can find a variety of pizza garden ideas here.
People ask what is a pizza garden.
Well certainly, a pizza garden does not grow pizzas.
Not that it would be a bad thing if it did
A pizza garden is a garden that grows items that may go on top of a pizza.
Items that may go on top of a pizza are vegetables such as tomatoes and peppers.
Also in a pizza garden, you will find the herbs that are used to add flavor to the pizza.
You may be wondering how do you grow a pizza garden.
A pizza garden is really basically a garden.
You grow your ingredients like you would in any other garden.
What makes a pizza garden so special is the garden is specifically for your pizza.
This means that you select the ingredients to grow.
When you are ready to use the ingredients, you simply go to your garden and get them!
Tips for growing a pizza garden.
It is best to plan your garden location before you start planning it out.
You can choose to plant your garden in the ground, as a raised garden, or as a container garden.
Steps for growing a pizza garden.
- Select a location for your garden.
- Decide on what you will grow in your pizza garden.
- Plant the garden.
- Taking care of your pizza garden.
- Harvesting your pizza garden ingredients.
Select a location for a pizza garden.
A pizza garden can be as simple as two ingredients or as involved as 10 ingredients.
The number of ingredients that you plan on planting should help you decide the location of your garden.
Factors to consider when planning a pizza garden location.
- And outdoor garden should be in a location that gets at least six to eight hours of sunshine a day.
- An indoor garden should be located by windows to get enough light.
- A container garden can be a small garden on a patio that is easy to get to from your kitchen.
- Planting ingredients in separate containers may be a more convenient way to go for you.
- I have many of my planted ingredients, such as basil, in containers that can stay outside in the summer and inside in the winter.
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Decide on what you will grow in your pizza garden.
Planning what will go into your garden can be as simple as choosing the ingredients that you use most.
It can also be about the space that you have to grow and the ease of growing the ingredients.
Here are some common ingredients that can go into a pizza garden.
- Tomatoes- I like a Roma or plum tomatoes in my pizza sauce or sliced on top of my pizza.
- Basil- this can go fresh on a pizza or as a seasoning.
- Oregano- another standard seasoning for pizza. Oregano is easy to grow and does not need a lot of space.
- Bell Peppers- easy to grow and go nicely on pizza.
- Jalapeno Peppers- Some folks enjoy this on their pizza.
Planting a pizza garden.
No matter if you are using a container or the ground to plant your pizza garden in, it is best to prepare the soil before you plant anything. It is also easiest to purchase the plants already started if possible.
Steps for planting your pizza garden.
- Prepare the soil, using potting soil for a container or soil that has been combined with compost or similar organic matter. If there is poor drainage you can place mulch on the bottom to help with drainage.
- If you are planning everything together in the same garden, keep in mind what will grow the tallest and what will need the most room. Tomatoes and peppers for example, should go in the center of a container or the back of a ground garden. Basil can spread so it will need some room around it.
- After everything is planted into the soil, you can water the plants and then top with some mulch.
Taking care of your pizza garden.
Water your garden at least once a week, or more if it has been hot or dry.
When your tomatoes plants start growing you can add a tomato cage to support them.
Keep an eye on your garden as needed.
- Watch for insects or other plants. Use vegetable insecticide, according to the directions on the packaging, as needed.
- You can feed your plants every four to five weeks or as indicated on the garden food packaging.
- Remove leaves that look bad or trim back plants as needed.
Harvesting your pizza garden ingredients.
This is the best part or the reward for your efforts.
When you are ready to use your tasty ingredients head on out to your garden,
Here is how to harvest your ingredients.
- Tomatoes and peppers can be picked and washed.
- Herbs such as basil can be removed with a garden shear and rinsed or dried for later use.
- Vegetables that are grown in the ground, such as onions, should be rinsed before used,