Planting Calendar for Phoenix

Planting Calendar for Phoenix

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 February,
  • Vegetables can be planted from Mid September-March
  • Most bulbs can be planted in November such as Iris and Daffodil.

Major Planting Seasons in Phoenix

There are two major planting times in Phoenix, Arizona: Spring and Fall.

Harvest times are in June, July, September, October, November and December.

If you don’t mind covering plants during frosts you can often have veggies in February and March as well.

Cool Season Vegetables

Cool Season Veggies - Radishes

Cool Season Veggies – Radishes

Cool-season vegetables include:

  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Lettuce
  • Onions
  • Peas
  • Potatoes
  • Radishes

Cool-season vegetables can be planted starting in Mid-September.

Warm Season Vegetables

Warm-season vegetables include:

  • green beans
  • cucumbers
  • melons
  • peppers
  • pumpkins
  • squash
  • sweet corn
  • tomatoes

Warm-season vegetables need to be covered if planted early because they do not tolerate frost. Most people plant warm-season vegetables in mid-February.  Tomatoes do best if planted in February as they are very susceptible to frost

Warm Season Veggies - Cucumbers

Warm Season Veggies – Cucumbers


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.