Amy Belt Landscape Design
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Specializing in Residential Landscape Design

Six Easy Steps to Grow a
Family Pizza Garden

What a great way to spend quality family time!
Pick vegetables from your very own back yard garden
to create a wonderful homemade pizza from a freshly grown harvest! 

Six Easy Steps to Grow a Family Pizza Garden:

1)    The first thing you need to do is determine where you want to plant your garden.  It needs to be in a sunny area and measure about 5’x 5’.  You can also use garden containers – we all seem to have empty pots laying around-so this is a great way to put them to use!

2)    Next you need to gather your supplies.  If you are using a garden bed area you will need wood bender board along with the supplies listed below to create your circle shaped garden bed.

Supplies needed from your local nursery:

  • 2 cu. ft. bag of Potting Soil
  • Plants (choose your favorites such as tomato, basil, oregano, bell peppers, etc.).
  • Garden Gloves
  • Kneeling Pad
  • Plant Markers (a fun craft to make with your kids)!
  • Wood Bender Board (if you are not using containers)

3)    If you are using a planting bed; create a 5’ diameter circle in the shape of a pizza with your wood bender board.  Fill your new circle or your containers with the potting soil.  In the circle method turn soil with a shovel so the top few inches of sub soil get mixed in too.

4)    Time to plant!  Look at the labels that are in your newly purchased plants to determine their height and width once full grown.  Set plants into containers or circle bed spacing accordingly.  Dig a hole a little larger then the plants rootball. Carefully remove plants from their pots and set in hole.  Backfill with soil and slightly press soil around the base of plant.

5)    Label each plant with a Plant Name Marker.  These can be purchased or easily made with popsicle sticks and a sharpie.

6)    Water your garden 3-4 times a week for the first two weeks while roots are getting established.  If the soil is dry about 1” down then it’s time to water again.  Your tomatoes will need a little more water in the beginning than your other plants.  Your tomatoes will take about 6-8 weeks to mature.

Happy Gardening!