How to Grow a Pizza Garden

Three Methods:Choosing the garden spacePreparing the pizza shapePlanting the pizza quarters

This is a fantastic spring and summer garden project for all ages. If you enjoy making homemade pizzas, go one step further and plant all the principal ingredients in your garden and make it as fresh as possible. The fun in this project is that you grow the garden in a pizza shape, as well as being able to use all the plants on your pizza!

Method 1
Choosing the garden space

  1. 1
    Select a large space in your garden. It needs to be sheltered, and have some shade during the day. Somewhere near the herb garden or veggie patch is ideal, especially if it's easy to reach from your kitchen.

Method 2
Preparing the pizza shape

  1. 1
    Tap a stake or stick into the middle of the chosen area. This serves as the center of the shape.
  2. 2
    Attach a string to the top of the stake that is about 4 feet/1.2 meters in length. Walk to the end of the string, in a circle. As you walk around the circle, drop flour around the edge to mark the boundary of the circle.
  3. 3
    Remove the stake.
  4. 4
    Place the rope down the middle of the circle to mark a half. Place flour down this line.
  5. 5
    Make an "X" shape that crosses this halfway line in the middle. The end result will be six quarters that form the pizza slices, where the plants will be grown.

Method 3
Planting the pizza quarters

  1. 1
    Grow one of each plant following. Distribute each plant one per "pizza slice". Follow the standard planting instructions for each herb or vegetable:
    • Basil
    • Peppers/capsicum
    • Tomatoes, oval-shaped or "egg" tomatoes (also known as Roma tomatoes)
    • Oregano
    • Onions
    • Parsley.
  2. 2
    Maintain your garden. Keep it well watered and appropriately fertilised. The beauty of the quarters is that you can attend to each plant's needs separately.
    • This is a garden that you can keep growing for quite a while so that you can continue enjoying fresh pizza toppings. Encourage children to collect the fresh pizza toppings every time you make a pizza.
  3. 3
    Help yourself to the pizza garden each time you make a pizza. Not all plants will be ready at the same time, so use what is available at any particular time. As the growing season goes on, there will be a time when everything is ready at once.


  • If you like, you can use bricks, tiles or broken plate pieces to make more formal bordering around the pizza slice quarters.
  • The garden is also helpful for other Italian dishes, such as pasta and lasagna.

Things You'll Need

  • Stake or stick
  • String
  • Flour
  • Basil, oregano and parsley seedlings
  • Tomato seedlings
  • Onion seedlings or "sets"
  • Pepper/capsicum seedlings

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