How to Grow Plants to Make a Pizza
Growing a pizza takes a bit longer than ordering in, but the results are much yummier and much healthier. Learn how to grow all of the plants you will need to make a homemade pizza with this step-by-step guide.
- Excerpted from Ready, Set, Grow! by DK BooksDorling Kindersley
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In early summer, buy small tomato and pepper plants, onions and Italian herbs, and transplant them into a container. All these plants like full sun. Grow them in rich, moist soil. Once the flowers appear on the tomato and pepper plants, feed every 2 weeks with a tomato fertilizer. This project takes 12 weeks to complete.
- 3 vegetables, such as dwarf pepper and tomato plants, and onion sets
- 3 herbs, such as basil, thyme and oregano plants
- 6 polystyrene pizza bases
- large round container
1. Make a pretty edge on six polystyrene pizza bases.
Decorate with acrylic paint. Then cut a flat edge across each plate so they can all slot into your container as section dividers.
2. Drill holes.
Drill holes in the base of a round container. Add stones for drainage, and fill it with potting soil, leaving a space at the top. Using your pizza bases, divide the circle into six sections. Make slots in the soil first so your dividers won’t break.
3. Create a deep hole in the soil.
Make one for each plant that is large enough for the root ball. Water the plant, then remove it from its pot by squeezing the sides or poking a finger through the hole.
Excerpted from Ready, Set, Grow! by DK Books
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