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.

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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.

Materials Needed:

  • 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.

Decorate Pizza Garden DividersEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - Ready Set Grow! © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

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.

Kids Cardboard Pizza Base Plant DividersEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - Ready Set Grow! © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

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.

Proper TransplantingEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - Ready Set Grow! © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited
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Excerpted from Ready, Set, Grow! by DK Books

2010

Dorling Kindersley

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