A pizza garden is fantastic for growing vegetables and herbs for one of America’s favorite foods at home. The best thing about such a garden is you can grow fresh ingredients in very small spaces, even on a small balcony or deck. If you have more room, you can grow more ingredients and have a more spread out space that you can design. Here is a simple guide to having a pizza garden, one of the easiest gardens to maintain and grow.
Most of the plants you will need to have good, loose soil with which to grow. If you have small spaces, you can use pots for a lot of the plants. For more open spaces, you can even get creative and have six spaces for six different types of plants. Each space can be a pizza slice-shaped area that contains the plants growing your ingredients.
If you like mushrooms, we will forego mushrooms for this type of garden as they require special attention. Plan on having lots of sun for this garden as the plants will need it to flourish.
Whatever your space needs for a pizza garden, a raised area with either pots or even wooden boxes in a garden to hold the soil would be perfect. Root systems don’t have to be complicated when you’re growing food for one season at a time.
Tomatoes are an easy pick for a pizza garden. Make sure the plants have some wires for the vines to grow up. Onions are another easy plant to grow as their bulbs will appear above the soil when they are ready to be picked.
Peppers are another addition to your garden that will add color with green, red, yellow, and orange varieties that can go on your pizza. Peppers grow to be slightly smaller than tomato plants and should start growing indoors in the winter if you live in colder climates.
Herbs are a great addition to any pizza, and you should try planting fresh basil, oregano, and parsley for your garden. They will grow lower to the ground and don’t need much space to be fertile.
All of these plants require lots of warmth, sun, and water. Make sure the soil stays moist so you should water every three to five days if you need to. The plants work best as temperatures above fifty degrees, so a late spring planting will do fine for most of the plants.
If you maintain your garden in a box or some kind of container garden, then you won’t have much in the way of weeds to come up from the bottom. Make sure you prune off any yellow leaves that may happen if it gets too cold or too dry. A pizza garden will be one of the easiest gardens to maintain as the plants do well when it is warm and will go dormant in the cold. You may have to bring some plants indoors such as pepper plants when they go dormant in the winter if you have a colder climate.