A Kid's Pizza Herb Garden - Growing A Pizza Garden

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Kids love pizza and an easy way to get them to love gardening is by growing a pizza garden. It is a garden where herbs and vegetables commonly found on pizza are grown. Let's look at how to grow pizza herbs in the garden with your kids.

How to Grow Pizza Herbs & Vegetables

A pizza herb garden typically has six plants in it. These are:

All of these plants are easy and fun for kids to grow. Of course, you can add additional plants to your pizza herb garden that may go into making a pizza, such as wheat, garlic, and rosemary. Be aware, these plants may be more difficult for a child to grow and could cause them to become frustrated with the project. Remember, even though these are easy plants to grow, children will still need your help growing a pizza garden. You will need to remind them when to water and help them with weeding.

Layout of a Pizza Herb Garden

Planting all of these plants together in one plot is fine, but for some extra fun, consider growing a pizza garden in the shape of a pizza. The bed should be a round shape, with a "slice" for each kind of plant. If you follow the list above, there would be six "slices" or sections in your pizza herb garden. Also, be aware that plants in a pizza herb garden will need at least 6 to 8 hours of sunlight to grow well. Less than this and the plants may be stunted or produce poorly. With pizza herbs, growing them with children is a great way to interest the children in the world of gardening. Nothing makes a project more fun than when you get to eat the end result.

Heather Rhoades
Founder of Gardening Know How

Heather Rhoades founded Gardening Know How in 2007. She holds degrees from Cleveland State University and Northern Kentucky University. She is an avid gardener with a passion for community, and is a recipient of the Master Gardeners of Ohio Lifetime Achievement Award.