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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7. Give plants some sunshine.

Once the plants are in, place your container in a sunny spot. Be sure to soak it well from time to time — to do this, pour in water right up to the rim, filling the space you left above the soil.

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8. Check tomato and pepper plants.

If the tomato and pepper plants begin to flop, push a plant stake into the soil near the stem and tie them together loosely. To do this, use string in a figure-eight loop so the stem doesn't rub against the stake.

Staking Tomato Plants Makes Stems StrongEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - Ready Set Grow! © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

9. Make the perfect pizza.

Ask an adult to help you make a pizza base — or buy one. Spread tomato sauce over the top and add some grated cheese. Now chop up and add all your fresh ingredients and bake in a hot oven. Enjoy!

Fresh Garden PizzaEnlarge 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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