The low desert of Phoenix loves our fall temperatures! And much like October, there are several options for additions to your Phoenix Kitchen Garden. Here are a few tips for your November garden care and maintenance.
As you can see, there are many options to plant vegetables from seed and transplants in the low desert in November. All of the lettuce's are a favorite of mine, and will keep producing each time you harvest them, so there's no reason to not add a salad to your nightly dinner!
While there aren't as many options for herbs in November, you still have choices that include seed starts, transplants and even cuttings. For the cuttings, you can start by propogating in water, then plant in soil that includes plenty of perlite and peatmoss. These additions to your garden soil will create a cozy atmosphere in which your water-rooted cuttings can grow into mature and happy plants!
The list of low desert flowers that can be planted from seed or transplant in November is extensive.
PKG Tip: Nasturtiums are not only cheerful and easy to grow, they are also edible!
November Garden Maintenance
Watch out for those weeds! Late November is the time to treat weeds with pre-emergence herbicides, which are chemicals applied to bare ground to prevent weeds later. Herbicides can be useful in gravel areas where you are not planning for spring wildflowers, because they will likely prevent all seedlings from becoming established. If you are planning to apply the herbicide yourself, look for a ready-to-use product that is easy to handle. If you have any doubts about your ability to follow the directions on the product label exactly, hire a professional to do the work.
Do you have questions about your Phoenix Kitchen Gardens? I have answers! To book a consultation, click the link on the PKG homepage or call 602-722-7971. And for more low desert garden tips, don't forget to follow me on Instagram and Facebook!