Gardening in Arizona

The best way to water outdoor potted plants #containergardening #watering #containergarden

The Best Way to Water Outdoor Potted Plants

Planting in containers is a simple way to add beauty and additional growing areas in your yard. Unfortunately, watering plants in containers isn’t always simple. I have tried many different methods for watering outdoor potted plants through the years. I’ve found the best way to water outdoor potted plants is by using ollas. The best […] Read more…

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Arizona Garden in August #arizonagardening #arizonagarden #augustgarden #gardening #gardenlist

Arizona Garden in August

Low Desert of Arizona Garden in August What grows in low desert Arizona gardens in August? I’ll show you. All of these pictures come from my garden in Mesa, Arizona.  We garden year-round in many parts of Arizona, but we can’t grow everything all year. Take a look at what’s growing this month, and let […] Read more…

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Arizona Gardening in July #gardening #desertgardening #howtogarden

Arizona Gardening in July

Low Desert Arizona Garden in July Wondering about low desert Arizona gardening in July? All of these pictures come from my garden in Mesa, Arizona this month. Gardening in Arizona in July can be difficult; planting the right plants in the right location at the right time and watering them correctly is critical for success.  […] Read more…

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How to Grow I'itoi Onions #howtogrowonions #iitoionion #gardening #heirloomvegetable

How to Grow I’itoi Onions

Learn how to grow I’itoi onions, one of the easiest vegetables to plant and grow. Today, this once little known and nearly extinct vegetable is enjoying a resurgence in popularity as home gardeners and commercial growers alike appreciate the ease of growing and delicious flavor of I’itoi onions. I’itoi onions (pronounced “EE-toy”) have a long […] Read more…

What to Grow and Plant Arizona Garden June #arizonagarden #arizona #garden #june #garden

What Grows in Arizona Gardens in June

What grows in low desert Arizona gardens in June? I’ll show you. All of these pictures come from my garden in Mesa, Arizona this month.  We garden year-round in many parts of Arizona, but we can’t grow everything all year. Take a look at what’s growing, and let me know in the comments what’s growing […] Read more…

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Best Arizona Gardening Books

5 Best Arizona Gardening Books

Bookstores are full of garden books suited for other climates, but the 5 best Arizona gardening books share the wisdom of experienced gardeners in the low desert of Arizona.  Although Arizona’s climate seems severe (it is at times), it is an outstanding climate for gardening. Learn more about summer gardening in Arizona in this post. Gardening year-round […] Read more…

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Ultimate guide to summer gardening in Arizona

Summer Gardening in Arizona

The challenge with vegetable gardening in the low desert of Arizona comes when temperatures soar in the hot, dry months of the summer. It is possible to have a productive vegetable garden in hot climates like Arizona during the summer heat. Here are the essentials to know for summer gardening in Arizona and other hot […] Read more…

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Questions to ask when planting citrus #whichtypeofcitrus

Planting Citrus: 4 Questions to Ask

The sweet-smelling blossoms, year-round greenery and tasty fruit of citrus trees are easy to love. If you live in an area warm enough to plant citrus (normally USDA Zones 8-11), the hard part is deciding which citrus tree to plant. Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for more information. 1. Do I want […] Read more…

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How to grow cucumbers in Arizona

Growing Cucumbers In Arizona

Growing cucumbers in Arizona can be a challenge. The intense heat of Arizona is often too much for the cucumbers to handle, they dry out, and if they do grow they are often bitter.  Cucumbers grow best with a long warm (but not hot) growing season. To overcome the challenges of growing cucumbers in Arizona […] Read more…

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How to grow Swiss Chard

How To Grow Swiss Chard

Swiss Chard is power packed with nutrients and easy to grow. It belongs in every garden. Learn how to grow Swiss Chard and how to incorporate it into your diet. Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for more information. What is Swiss Chard? Swiss chard is a member of the beet family, but […] Read more…

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