Friday, May 18, 2012

How to Make a Pizza Garden

Here's a fun post for you: making a pizza garden. This is something my kids really enjoy, so I'm sure your kids/grandkids would have a blast doing it.
First, choose a spot that gets lots of sun - about 6-8 hours a day. Then locate the center of your garden and drive a stake into the ground. Create a circular shape by tying a rope to the stake, and then tie a stick at the other end. Have kids drag the stick through the dirt, keeping the rope tight. (This should create a circle.) Then decide what you want to grow. Of course you can't grow cheese, or dough, or pepperoni, but there are lots of other ingredients to grow. I like to grow tomatoes (Italia Pompeii or Camp Joy cherry tomatoes are good), green peppers, or if you like a little color, Jewel-toned Sweet Bells, onion, garlic, oregano (I like True Greek), and basil (I like salad leaf basil). Divide your garden into pizza slices. If you'd like, you can separate the slices with little paths in between, or use long wooden sticks to create spokes. When you are planning your slices, allow 2-4 slices for the tomatoes. Involve kids at every step of the process from planting, to watering, to harvesting. When the big day comes to make the pizza, they can help slice and chop the vegetables and herbs (if they're old enough) and then place the toppings on their pizza. Bon Appetit!

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    1. My kids think it's a ton of fun to make one of these.

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  2. this is so cool and if i could get that one more grandchild, we could have a whole pizza ;)

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  3. This is such a cool idea! This would be a neat to do for anyone who likes gardening and pizza.

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    1. I agree. All you need is a little space.

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  4. Your tips about How to make a Pizza is really useful.. thanks for your informaiton.

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  5. Your tips about How to make a Pizza is really good. thanks for your info..

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    1. You are welcome. I hope you have an opportunity to make one in the future!

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