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July Low Desert Garden Guide

It's July in Phoenix, and just like June it's a great time to start your Phoenix Kitchen Garden from seed outdoors! This July I'm all about experimenting in my garden by taking advantage of our monsoon season as a time to start plants for the fall.

While planting more established plants, the sweltering temps time of year can be a recipe for disaster. On the other hand, seed starting now helps your plants acclimate to our climate and takes advantage of monsoon season. Below are some seeds I'm starting in July, as well as a few transplants that can handle our summer heat.

phoenix kitchen garden summer seeds
Start seeds in July

Summer Seeds

  • Snap Beans

  • Carrot

  • Cantaloupe

  • Black Eyed Peas

  • Pumpkins

  • Winter Squash

  • Sunflowers

home grown onions
Garden to table onions!

Summer Transplants

  • Green Onion

  • Shallots

  • Peppers

  • Zinnia

  • Sweet Potato

PKG Bonus Tips

I always use water trays for my seed starting. I find water trays helpful because you can water from the bottom so the seeds do not get disrupted. With any reusable pots, be sure to clean them between seed starts to prevent pests and disease. And also make sure to label your seed starts! It can be difficult to discern what kind of plant new seedlings are, and labeling them will help to decide the right location to transplant them in your Phoenix kitchen gardens. Lastly, if you do not have space to seed start outside you can start seeds inside using grow lamps.

I would love to help you cultivate your green thumb! To book a consultation, click the link on the PKG homepage or call 602-722-7971.

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