This year, we’re planting a fun herb garden together that I know my kids will love. Because they love pizza. When we bought our house, my girls were so excited to be able to have a garden to grow our own food and herbs.
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Fun Herbs for Kids to Grow in Their Garden
While the excitement didn’t translate too well to weeding our garden last summer, for any of us, we still got a bit of food out of it, lots of green onion which we love.
My biggest and best idea if I do say so myself is to plant a pizza garden. In a family of pizza lovers, you know this is going to be a hit.
I have been growing herbs in pots for a few years now, and they are, in reality, really easy to grow. They just need to be water regularly, like every day. A little water every day, and you get beautiful, flavorful herbs.
Different Ways to Plant
We usually start our seeds inside, but you can also pick them up at your local garden center.
You could choose to grow each of your herbs in different small pots. These could be moved inside once fall comes to continue your growing season.
You could grow them all together in a larger pot.
You could grow them in the ground in a circle garden. Grow your pizza herb garden in the shape of a pizza. Divide your herbs into sections, or slices of pizza, making them fun herbs to grow for your pizza.
Different Fun Herbs to Grow
Basil – for the fullest flavor, add fresh basil to dishes within the last 5 or 10 minutes of cooking time. Use fresh basil in tomato dishes, soups, salads, sauces, and pasta.
Oregano – the leaves of oregano are the most commonly used part of the plant, but strangely, the aroma and flavor of the leaves is far greater when the herb is dried than when the leaves are fresh.
Parsley – I like having this one growing all year long, it makes a beautiful garnish.
Thyme – an evergreen herb with culinary, medicinal, and ornamental uses.
Chives – These are growing wild in my yard, can’t kill it off by mowing it, and my kids grab pieces of it while out playing just to “snack”. We also dug up two flower pots worth and have it on our walkway. It is beautiful with the green of the chives and the purple flowers.
Rosemary – perennial herb with fragrant, evergreen, needle
Grow some tomatoes. With your own tomatoes and herbs you have everything to make your own homemade pizza sauce.
Plus when they flower, your children can pick them off, which helps to produce more leaves.