Growing a 'Pizza Garden'

| 11/15/2017 9:28:00 AM

Tags: gardening, pizza garden, gardeninminutes, bryan traficante, square foot gardening,

Although new gardeners may be happy with growing anything in their gardens, seasoned gardeners grow with a purpose. They want to put the vegetables they have raised to specific culinary use. Each vegetable could go into a separate meal like tomatoes in a sauce or carrots for a salad, but what if those home-grown veggies were utilized within one recipe? Welcome to the veggie pizza garden!

Pizza is loved by many in part because it can be built to anyone’s specifications. Basically, you can put anything you want on it, and fresh ingredients make a phenomenal pizza. If you want to enjoy the heavenly tastes of fresh garden vegetables, use them atop a pizza. To appropriately plan a veggie pizza garden, you’ll want to know:

• How to space
• When to grow
• What to grow

Gardeners can use many styles of gardening such as pots or row gardening, but the most efficient use of garden space comes from employing the square foot gardening plant spacing method.

Why Square Foot Gardening?

Square foot gardening saves space and water by eliminating the need for walking rows, in favor of planting in more condensed sections in your garden. Using a square foot style garden watering system will separate your garden into these planting squares which are used to organize your planting. Furthermore, it delivers water directly to where it’s needed so less goes to waste. Square foot gardens can be any size, but for the purpose of growing a veggie pizza garden, we will use a 4-by-4 model.

Square foot gardening style garden watering system

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