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Plant a Pizza Garden

Spring is in the air! Get your Scouts out gardening. One way to get them interested in playing in the dirt and in healthy eating habits is to plant a pizza garden. They might be more willing to try different fresh foods if they harvest them from plants they tended.

See some suggested plants below.

Readers, what else would you grow in your pizza garden? Add your ideas to the comments below.

Suggested Plants for a Pizza Garden

Planting a pizza garden is not complicated. Obtain some plants or seeds for typical pizza toppings:

  • Roma tomatoes are wonderful just sliced thin on your pizza instead of using sauce. And they can be grown from seed.
  • Bell peppers are easy to grow from seed also. Slice them thin also.
  • Get your onion bulbs in to have onions later in the season.
  • Spinach also makes a nice pizza topping.
  • Broccoli can be a little more difficult to grow, but more advanced gardeners can give it a try.
  • Basil grows well from seed. Slice it thin and sprinkle it on top of your cooked pizza.
  • Oregano is a typical pizza seasoning. You can chop it and top your cooked pizza with it also.

If you want to get a fast, easy start, check this pizza garden seed kit.

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