Starting a Pizza Garden!
Got a pizza lover in you? Love home cooked meals? It’s time to try your hands at homemade pizza folks, and this time, why not have your herbs ready fresh, instead of sprinkling on those processed, store bought variety?
Even if you don’t really have a green thumb, growing herbs indoors in containers can be extremely easy and low maintenance.
So here’s to finally getting started with your first ever pizza garden. Give it a go and you’ll have an easy supply of fresh herbs ready for whenever you need ‘em!
What you Need to Create a Pizza Garden
- A large container with some drainage holes.
- Good quality potting soil, possibly with some slow release fertilizer.
- Herbs or herb seeds (think basil, thyme, oregano or anything else).
If you’re looking to take things up a notch, you can also consider planting the toppings in your very own pizza garden- tomatoes, hot peppers and even onions.
Creating a Pizza Garden
Make sure your planting pot has enough drainage holes. Cover those holes with something that lets the water flow out, but yet, keeps the soil in- think coffee filters or plastic mesh.
Now add enough potting soil to the container, but don’t pack it in completely- give your plants some room. Some herb seeds, especially basil, do need some space for air circulation, so keep that in mind.
Once you’re done, cover it with a layer of soil and add some water until it runs to the bottom of the container, and that’s pretty much it!
Caring for your Pizza Garden
Place your pizza garden in the sunlight, and keep watering generously whenever you feel that the soil is dry. You can make use of diluted fertilizer as well every couple of weeks.
- When it comes to basil, the more you pluck off the leaves and use them, the more they’ll grow back. So don’t be shy of using them- use them whenever you want to, and pretty soon, you’ll end up with a bushy basil plant.
- If you don’t have a sunny spot in your home, you can still have an indoor garden for you! Invest in a grow light and that should pretty much solve your issue. Here’s a quick link to one of the best affordable grow lights available online!
- If you’re growing 2-3 different herbs together in the same pot, and one of the plants seem to be withering or dying, pull it off and then replace it with another one.
- You can also consider growing other herbs like dill and chives together.
- When it comes to growing herbs in particular, remember not to use too much fertilizer as it can have an impact on the taste and flavor of the herbs.
Happy pizza gardening folks!
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