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June Low Desert Garden Guide

Updated: Jun 20, 2022

It's June in Phoenix, and it's a great time to start your Phoenix Kitchen Garden from seed outdoors! Who else gets excited when they see that first little sprout of a plant started from seed?​​​​​​​​ I love watching my plants grow from seed to harvest time. 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. Here are some seeds I'm getting started as well as a few transplants that can handle our summer heat.

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Seedlings in a biodegradable container

Summer Seeds

  • Snap Beans

  • Carrot

  • Cantaloupe

  • Black Eyed Peas

  • Pumpkins

  • Winter Squash

  • Sunflowers

  • Squash

bee on zinnia pollinator phoenix, az
Bees are important pollinators!

Summer Transplants

  • Green onion from sets

  • Shallots from sets

  • Peppers

  • Zinnia flowers

  • Sweet Potato

PKG Bonus Tips

I always use water trays for my seed starting. These are 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 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 garden. 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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