The great thing about home-made pizza is that you can customise it to suit your tastes. It’s also a very natural meal and one that kids love!
Growing your own pizza garden is a fun activity for everyone, of all ages. Watching your garden grow is almost as fun as eating it and you know exactly what is going into the ingredients (no chemicals).
To start your pizza garden, you will need:
- Some sticks/short pieces of bamboo
- Some string
- 3 different types of topping seeds – (we recommend onion and two different coloured peppers)
- 3 different types of herb seeds – (Oregano, Basil and Parsley work really well)
- A tomato plant
(We stock all of these at our store – Bridgford Garden Centre – ask one of our staff for help if needed!)
Next, choose an area of your garden which is relatively rich in soil or compost. Or you can use several medium sized plant pots filled with compost if you’d prefer. Mark out this area with string so that you can keep track of where your pizza garden is. Stick some of the bamboo into the ground and then tie the string around it to create your boarder.
Divide your pizza garden into seven segments, leaving the most room for the tomato plant. Plant each seed into an individual segment, giving each seed its own slice of the pizza garden. Seeds should be planted 2cm-3cm under the surface of the soil, and the tomato plant into the remaining segment. Water them well and follow the instructions on the seed packet for optimal growth.
Enjoy watching your pizza garden grow!
Once your toppings have grown, pick them off, rinse them and chop them up into small pieces. Cook the tomatoes until they turn soft, and add the onion until transparent and peppers until they go brown at the edges. Mix these items together to form a sauce and then spread it on top of a plain pizza base. Add some grated cheese and then sprinkle your herb toppings on top (sparingly). Place your pizza into the oven and cook until the cheese turns golden. Enjoy your delicious home-grown dinner!