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.
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.
Resources Related to Planting a Pizza Garden
Make a Soda Bottle Terrarium
If you don’t have space for a full sized garden, try planting some herbs in a soda bottle terrarium
Pizza Quesadillas Recipe
Use your fresh vegetables and herbs as some of the ingredients in these quesadillas. Substitute tomatoes for the sauce. You can cook the quesadillas on a piece of foil on the grill or on a cast iron griddle.
Pizza Burger Packets
You can also substitute in some of your fresh ingredients in this foil pack meal. Pizza flavors come through in these beef and potato based hobo meals.
The Pizza Man Song
The Pizza Man song is a camp classic. And it would be fun to sing as a companion activity for planting the pizza gardens.
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