Fresh Tomato and Pesto 4 x 4-foot Garden

When you have fresh tomatoes and basil, you can create amazingly simple and satisfying summer meals, like pesto and tomato pizza. But basil isn’t the only herb for pesto. Add oregano and parsley to spice things up. Plant this garden in late spring after your last frost date as tomatoes and basil need warm weather. The Finished Plan below shows the planted bed—the plants are pictured small to make the illustration simpler, but your bed will be spilling over as the plants grow! The second illustration shows two Color Coded Planting Areas. Look at the drop-down tabs to find planting instructions for each area.

Finished Plan


Color Coded Planting Areas

Area 1 - Tomato and Herbs »

  • 2 Sweet basil
  • 1 Greek oregano
  • 1 slicing tomato
  • 1 Italian parsley (in center of bed)

Area 2 - More Tomato and Herbs »

  • 2 Sweet basil
  • 1 Greek oregano
  • 1 cherry tomato
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