Dig In: Plant a Pizza Garden
Create delicious homemade pizzas with fresh-grown herbs and tomatoes from your garden.
This year, get the entire family in the garden and plant a pizza garden. Whether planted directly in the ground, in a container, or started on a windowsill, this versatile garden is sure to be a delicious hit when it comes time to make homemade pizza.
Tomatoes and herbs like oregano, basil, thyme, garlic chives, and parsley take center stage. These plants are easy to grow, easy to harvest, and make for an enjoyable family experience.
Once the danger of frost has passed, feel free to move your garden outside or transplant it for more growing space. For more fun, try planting your herbs in a circle to resemble a pizza.
With proper care, your herbs will last all season long. Just snip off a few sprigs of herbs when you are ready to prepare your pizza.
- Gardening trowel
- Organic potting soil
- Organic garden soil
- Seedlings such as oregano, basil, garlic chives, thyme, tomatoes
- Recycled tin cans
- Safety glasses
- Gardening gloves—optional
For all the step-by-step instructions, check out the photo gallery below:
- Pizza dough
- Olive oil
- Tomatoes, sliced
- Fresh herbs from your pizza garden
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Mozzarella cheese
- Parmesan cheese
- Baking pan
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
Spread out your pizza dough. Sprinkle your baking pan with cornmeal and transfer your pizza dough to the pan. Reshape if necessary.
Lightly drizzle the pizza dough with olive oil.
Add a layer of mozzarella cheese.
Top the cheese with freshly sliced tomatoes. Salt and pepper the tomatoes and sprinkle on about 2 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle with freshly chopped herbs.
Bake until the crust is golden brown and the cheese if bubbly for approximately 10-15 minutes.