Pizza is a delicious and fun food and there’s an easy way for kids to grow some healthy pizza toppings in their very own ‘pizza garden’.
Bite sized tasty cherry tomatoes, sliced in half, are perfect pizza toppings, as is fragrant basil, colourful capsicum and tender baby leaf spinach or silverbeet.
You can grow these pizza toppings in pots on a sunny balcony or patio, or create a circular garden in the backyard, divide the garden into triangular pizza wedges and grow a different topping in each wedge. Kids can grow and pick their own pizza ingredients and help make dinner! And kids are more likely to eat vegies when they’ve been involved with growing them.
Tip: Growing a potted pizza garden – use pots with good drainage holes (bigger pots are easier to look after than smaller pots), place in the pots in a nice sunny spot and fill with good quality potting mix. Feed and water your pots regularly to help keep the plants healthy.