Mama Mia! Let’s Grow a Pizza Garden

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I don’t know about you, but one of my all time favorite foods is pizza. In fact, I love pizza so much, if I was stranded on a deserted island for all eternity and could only choose one thing to eat, I’d totally choose pizza. Margarita pizza to be exact.

When I was planning out my garden this year, one of the things I wanted to try was a pizza garden. Since I live up in the Seattle area (and I need all the heat I can get to grow peppers and tomatoes) I decided to plant my pizza garden in our greenhouse in a large 2 x 4 foot galvanized stock tank.

You don’t need a greenhouse to grow a pizza garden though, no siree, you can grow a pizza garden just about anywhere you grow tomatoes.

Plant and Seed Suggestions for a Pizza Garden

  • Tomatoes (Heirloom tomatoes are my favorite)
  • Bell Peppers
  • Jalapeno Peppers
  • Onions
  • Basil
  • Oregano

everything you need for a pizza garden

Directions

Before you get those plants and seeds in the ground be sure to amend your soil a bit so your plants can get off to a good start. Next, set your plants out in a pattern that makes sense to you. I like to plant my tomatoes in the center of the container because I know they’ll get pretty big (about 4 – 5 feet tall) at maturity. After you have planted your tomatoes, peppers, oregano and onions, sprinkle a packet of basil seeds over the top of the soil and press them gently into the soil and cover with 1/4 inch of soil.

Water your pizza garden regularly and in about 75 days you should be ready for your first harvest.

Then all that’s left to do is whip up a batch of dough, grab some cheese, make a batch of sauce and put an old Dean Martin album on.

Ciao, baby!

~Mavis

All photos courtesy of Mavis Butterfield

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