Sal’s tips for planting a pizza garden


COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) – Pizza is a favorite food for almost everyone. March is the month to start growing your own fresh toppings and herbs.

Sal Sharpe is with Sal’s Ol’ Timey Feed & Seed off Hilltop Drive in Colombia. She joined WIS TV’s Soda City Live to show viewers how to plant a pizza garden.

Sal says tomatoes, peppers, eggplants and most herbs grow slower than other summer favorites like squash, zucchini, beans, cucumbers and corn. A warning from Sal: “These germinate and grow quickly and will quickly outgrow their containers and the room of your house if you plant them now. Wait to start them.

For the seeds you start now, you don’t need fancy lights, as your plants will be indoor/outdoor plants for a while.

Fill a cup with good potting soil and mix with compost such as black cow. Sprinkle your seeds. Then cover lightly with soil. The seed size is how deep to bury them.

Take your seedlings out on hot, sunny days, but bring them inside at night and on cooler to cold days.

Repot when the plants reach about six inches in height.

Keep taking them indoors and outdoors until about mid-May when the weather starts to stay warm.

For more details, see the attachment Let’s plant a pizza garden article by Sal Sharpe.

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