Grow your own juicy tomatoes and piquant herbs for an Italian pie your family will rave about.

June Project: Pizza Garden

building a pizza

Materials:

  • rich, well-drained soil (amend if necessary with compost or bagged garden soil) in full sun
  • edging for "pizza" outline (plastic, metal or wood)
  • plants (tomato, pepper, chives, oregano, basil, thyme, parsley)
  • compost
  • water

How to Start Your Pizza Garden

Creating an Italian masterpiece is as simple as running out to the yard to pick fresh toppings for your pizza. You'll be amazed by the flavor of juicy, homegrown tomatoes and aromatic herbs on your delicious, artisanal pies. In this easy, kid-endorsed project you'll create a circular garden bed with a few plants in each "slice." Final step: Mangia!

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