When and what to plant in your Phoenix Arizona garden
The planting calendar for Phoenix is different than other areas of the country. While we can grow things year round our primary planting season is November-March. So while the rest of the country is buried in snow, this is the time we have to get out there and plant our gardens.
As a rule of thumb, annuals can be planted October through April, Citrus trees in the fall and spring, Bare root roses January and Feburary, Vegetables can be planted from Mid-September-March.
There are two major planting times in Phoenix, Arizona: Spring and Fall. with harvest times in June, July, September, October, November and December. If you don't mind covering plants during frosts you can often have veggies in Feburary and March as well.
Cool-season vegetables such as include broccoli, cabbage, carrot, lettuce, onion, peas, potato, radish can be planted starting in Mid-September.
Warm-season vegetables such as green beans, cucumber, melons, pepper, pumpkin, squash, sweet corn, and tomatos need to be covered if planted early as they do not tolerate frost. Most people plant warm-season vegetables in mid-Feburary. I usually plant the green beans the same time as the sweet peas and cover during frosts. Tomatoes though do best if planted in Feburary as they are very susceptible to frost
As a rule of thumb, annuals can be planted October through April, Citrus trees in the fall and spring, Bare root roses January and Feburary, Vegetables can be planted from Mid-September-March. Most bulbs can be planted in November such as Iris and Daffodil.
As I record the growth in our vegetable garden I will update individual pages with information regarding when it was planted and when we could start harvesting.