Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Plant a Pizza Garden

Looking for something new to add to your farm tour?  Why not plant a pizza garden.  We all know that kids love pizza, but do they know where the ingredients come from? What a great opportunity to teach this lesson on your farm.

Some tips to get you started:

1-Select a location that gives full sun.
2-Outline a circular bed; eight feet is a good starter bed.
3-Prepare the soil inside the bed; amend the soil if needed.
4-Select an edging to prevent the bed from eroding. Flexible metal or plastic edging will work well.
5-Next divide the bed into pie-shaped wedges. The wedges do not have to the same size since growing herbs will require less space than growing tomatoes.
6-Suggested plantings include: tomatoes, bell peppers, jalapenos, onions, basil, rosemary, thyme and oregano.
7-Refer to packaging on vegetables for proper spacing.

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