Gardening in Arizona

How to create shade in the garden / Add shade to a hot summer garden

How to Create Shade in the Garden

If you garden in climates where the summer sun is intense, it’s best to provide afternoon shade for many vegetables in the garden. Adding shade to your garden is like putting “sun screen” on your plants. Wondering how to create shade in the garden? Here are my favorite ways to add shade and help your […] Read more…

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Summer squash varieties - 8 types to grow and enjoy

Summer Squash Varieties – 8 Best Types to Grow

If you’re wondering which type of summer squash variety to plant, you’ve come to the right place. With so many different summer squash varieties, taking a minute to learn about the differences in flavor and texture, and the best way to use them, will help you choose the best type for your needs. Better yet, grow […] Read more…

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How to grow Okra - 7 tips for delicious okra

How to Grow Okra

If you learn how to grow, harvest, and prepare okra correctly, it is a delicious, healthy addition to your diet and a beautiful addition to the garden.  Okra is a tall warm-season annual that can be grown for its beautiful flowers alone. Afterward, the flowers develop into a vegetable known for its fiber, folate, and […] Read more…

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Arizona garden in May

Arizona Garden in May

Arizona Garden in May What grows in Arizona gardens in May? I’ll show you. All of these pictures come from my garden in Mesa, Arizona. Although the temperatures are beginning to climb, May in the Arizona garden is one of the most beautiful and productive times of year. The heat brings with it important garden […] Read more…

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How to Grow Strawberries #strawberries #arizonagardening #howtogrowstrawberries

How to Grow Strawberries

Learn how to grow your own strawberries and pick them at the peak of ripeness and flavor right out of the garden. Grocery store strawberries can’t compare in taste and sweetness – the sugar in strawberries begins turning to starch after picking. Find a sunny spot in your garden and learn how to grow your […] Read more…

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How to Grow Potatoes in Containers

How to Grow Potatoes in Containers

Learn how to grow potatoes in containers; no tilling required. Although potatoes grow best in places with cool summer days and nights (think Idaho), if you choose the correct variety and plant them at the correct time, it’s possible and relatively simple to grow potatoes in warmer climates like Arizona.  Whether you like them baked, […] Read more…

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