Kid Project: Pizza Garden

The kids have always helped me with my gardening and loved it, but this year I decided to give them their own spaces. One of these spaces is in a huge pot I placed  in one sunny corner for them to have as some sort of theme garden.  Out of the ideas I suggested and other ones we discussed, they decided they wanted to do a Pizza Garden.

The pot had some soil in it from a prior use but we dumped out half of it and put in a bunch of compost.  They had fun stirring up the “dirt stew.”   I had gotten starts for a cherry tomato, greek oregano, and a sweet yellow pepper, and those went into the pot.  I have a ton of basil seedlings growing in my windowsill which aren’t big enough to go outside yet, so while basil would be yummy for a pizza garden, the boys planted garlic chives seeds in their pizza garden instead.

The day before, the boys painted a little sign for their pizza garden.  The flat rock was painted white for the crust, red “tomato sauce” was painted on top of that, and then Justin painted “PIZZA” onto the sauce.



2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Leslie on May 24, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    That’s awesome Julie. Basil can’t go outside yet? SHOOT! I messed up. I love your blog. Great pictures, fun reading. Looking forward to following it.


  2. Nah, I think you’re safe putting basil outside now – the basil I started from seed is still pretty small and not ready to be transplanted yet, that’s all. 🙂


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