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How to Grow a Pizza Garden

Making mouth-watering, homemade pizza in your pizza oven brings an unmatched level of culinary satisfaction. You’ve kneaded your dough to perfection, you’ve selected the most flavoursome meats and cheeses, and now there’s one final step: heading out to your organic pizza garden where you’ll make your pizza complete. Unfortunately, a pizza garden doesn’t grow pizzas. If that were the case, there’d be no need for you to invest in a top quality wood-fired oven from The Wood-Fired Co. Instead, it’s where you grow herbs and vegetables which are essential for making the tastiest and healthiest pizzas. Here’s how to grow a pizza garden in your backyard and what to include when growing one.

What does it look like?

A pizza garden is a circular plot in your yard, which is divided into pie sections, making it look like a pizza itself. In each pie section, you’ll grow a different herb or veggie. For example, oregano in one, tomatoes in another, basil in yet another, and so forth.

What to plant in your pizza oven?

Some things are a must-have on almost any kind of pizza. Here are the non-negotiables of your pizza garden:
  • Tomatoes Is there any veggie that has had more of a starring role on pizza than the fresh, juicy tomato? From margheritas to capricciosas, the tomato is one of the fulcrums on which tasty, traditional pizzas are based. The best part about having tomatoes in your pizza garden is that they’re super easy to grow! Your pizza garden should be in full sun, where herbs and tomatoes flourish.
  • Basil and oregano These herbs are the stars of many different pizzas, so it’d be pretty much sacrilege to exclude them from your pizza garden. Plant each herb 15 inches apart in the same pie in your pizza garden.
  • Capsicum Capsicum is another essential veggie and it can be added to pretty much any type of pizza. It’s super versatile, and a great way to get more vitamin C in your diet.
  • Onion Versatile, packed with flavour… who are we kidding? The onion needs no introduction. The best thing about having onions in your pizza garden is that, if you’re anything like us, you’ll be able to use them for a whole bunch of your other favourite dishes which feature onion.
  • Parsley Parsley is a secret weapon in the pizza department. Use it on pesto and prawn pastas, or sparingly on your next margherita.

Once you’ve grown the best pizza garden in the neighbourhood, it’s time to invest in the best pizza oven to use those delicious herbs and veggies! The Wood Fired Co offer premium quality, Australian-made wood-fired ovens can be used to make not only pizza, but roast meat, veggies, fish and a whole bunch of other healthy, delicious dishes. Browse their range of quality crafted ovens and get in touch with the team The Wood Fired Co today.

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