Fast and Fresh 4 x 4-foot Pizza Garden

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Pizza tops everyone’s list as a favorite food. Why not have the fresh ingredients in your garden? You can make a healthy pizza faster than delivery! This planting plan includes a mix of Italian herbs along with peppers and Roma tomatoes, the best variety for making pizza sauce.

Planting the 4 x 4 – foot Bed

Take inspiration from these planting options. The plan allows for some interpretation depending on your taste. These plants are pictured small to make the illustration simpler, but your bed will be spilling over as the plants grow! Following spacing on the plant labels, adding a few more plants than we have pictured if the spacing allows.

Plant a raised bed with ingredients for salsa.
A raised bed with ingredients for salsa.

Area 1 – Onions and Herbs

  • 1 Greek oregano
  • 1 Sweet basil
  • 1 Spicy Globe basil
  • 2 Italian parsley
  • 1 Rosemary
  • 22 Onions (we used Georgia Sweet)

Area 2 – Tomato and Peppers

  • 1 Roma tomato (with cage or trellis)
  • 1 Banana pepper (Hot or Sweet, with cage or trellis)
  • 1 Bonnie’s Green Bell pepper (with cage or trellis)

For excellent results, fill your bed with premium quality raised bed soil, such as Miracle-Gro® Raised Bed Soil, which is just the right weight and texture for raised bed growing. If you want to expand your garden, place two 4 x 4 beds symmetrical on either side of a 3- to 4-foot path, wide enough for you and your tools. Try the Gourmets’ Mediterranean GardenEasy Summer Garden, or Sweet & Spicy Pepper Garden for the second bed. Feed plants with Miracle-Gro® Shake ‘n Feed® Tomato, Fruit & Vegetable Plant Food to ensure they get all the nutrition they need.

Pizza garden key.