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How to grow a vegetable garden in Arizona #arizonagardening #arizonagarden #desertgardening #hotweathergarden #howtogarden

Vegetable Gardening in Arizona

Vegetable gardening in Arizona can be challenging. Principles that work in other areas, timing guidelines on seed packets, and general zone requirements often don’t apply to gardening in the low desert of Arizona.  Growing a successful vegetable garden in Arizona is certainly possible. However, it is important to understand that Arizona has a unique climate […] Read more…

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How to grow Roselle Hibiscus_ Growing Jamaican Sorrel

How to grow Roselle Hibiscus: Growing Jamaican Sorrel

Roselle hibiscus, red sorrel, Jamaican sorrel, and Florida cranberry are a few of the many names for “Hibiscus sabdariffa”, which is a tasty and stunning addition to the garden. Although a perennial, roselle is usually grown as an annual. Learn how to grow roselle hibiscus, and enjoy the season-long color, beautiful blooms, and red flavorful calyces it produces. Disclaimer: […] Read more…

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How to grow kohlrabi - tips for growing kohlrabi

How to Grow Kohlrabi – 5 Tips for Growing Kohlrabi

Never heard of kohlrabi? You’re not alone. Kohlrabi (Brassica oleracea, Gongylodes group) is a relatively unknown and odd-looking bulbous vegetable in the brassica family.  Learn how to grow kohlrabi, and you won’t be sorry. The enlarged stem of kohlrabi can be eaten raw or cooked, and tastes a little like broccoli stems but with a […] Read more…

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How to grow Brussels Sprouts in Arizona

How to Grow Brussels Sprouts in Arizona

Brussels sprouts (Brassica oleracea gemmifera) prefer a long (100-150 days) cool growing season, which means growing them in warm places like Arizona can be a challenge. Be that as it may, if you learn how to grow Brussels sprouts in Arizona (and the weather cooperates), the flavor of fresh-picked Brussels sprouts can’t compare to anything […] Read more…

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Pepper Varieties - Types of Peppers

Types of Peppers – Pepper Varieties

15 Pepper Varieties to Grow at Home Peppers come in all sizes, shapes, and colors, and range from sweet to fiery hot. Learn about the different types of peppers, and then plant a few varieties to spice up your garden. In this article, I share 15 pepper varieties to grow in your garden.  I’ve partnered […] Read more…

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How to grow Malabar spinach

How to Grow Malabar Spinach

Looking for a summer spinach alternative? Learn how to grow Malabar spinach – a fast-growing, heat-loving, beautiful vine with large, glossy, succulent-like leaves.  Unlike traditional spinach that grows through the cooler months of the year, Malabar spinach is planted in the spring and harvested through the fall. Disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links. See my disclosure […] 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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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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How to Grow Sweet Potatoes #sweetpotatoes #gardening #garden #arizonagarden #gardeninginarizona #desertgarden

How to Grow Sweet Potatoes

Learning how to grow sweet potatoes is surprisingly easy – just a few plants provide a plentiful harvest. Sweet potatoes need a long warm growing season, are heat tolerant and drought resistant, and have very few pests or diseases.  All of this makes them perfect for growing in the low desert of Arizona (yay!) Here are […] Read more…

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