October 2022 Low Desert Garden Guide

Updated: Nov 11

October is a GLORIOUS month for gardening!

Between herbs, vegetables, and flowers, the garden options are practically endless. Below you will find what to plant from seeds, transplants, bulb sets and roots, and as always, let me know if you have any questions!


Here are the vegetables that can be planted this month. There are MANY great options for your Phoenix Kitchen Gardens in October!



garden cilantro homegrown garden to table
Homegrown Cilantro


October Herb Seeds

  • chives

  • cilantro

  • dill

  • fennel

  • garlic chives

  • thyme





October Herb Transplants

  • cilantro

  • marjoram

  • mint


October Herb Cuttings

  • lavender

  • marjoram

  • mint

  • thyme


garden lettuce homegrown
variety of homegrown lettuce

October Vegetables | From Seed

  • beets

  • broccoli

  • brussel sprouts

  • cabbage

  • Chinese cabbage

  • carrots

  • cauliflower

  • celery

  • chard

  • collards

  • cucumber

  • endive

  • kale

  • kohlrabi

  • head lettuce

  • leaf lettuce

  • leeks

  • mustard greens

  • green onion

  • parsnips

  • pease

  • radish

  • rutabega

  • spinach

October Vegetables | From Transplants

  • brussel sprouts

  • cabbage

  • Chinese cabbage

  • cauliflower

  • celery

  • chard

  • kohlrabi

  • head lettuce

  • leaf lettuce

  • bulb onion sets




October Flowers | From Seed

  • African daisy

  • alyssum

  • baby's breath

  • bee balm

  • calendula

  • coneflower

  • forget me not

  • hollyhock

  • penstemon

  • poppy



October Flowers | From Seed or Transplants

  • aster

  • calendula

  • coneflower

  • coreopsis

  • delphinium

  • dianthus

  • flax

  • foxglove

  • gaillardia

  • gazania

  • larkepur

  • lobelia

  • lupine

  • nasturtium

  • petunia

  • phlox

  • rudebeckia

  • ranunculus

  • salvia

  • statice

  • stock

  • snapdragon

  • sweet pea

  • verbena

  • violet




PKG October Garden Tips

Whether you're a beginner or have a seasoned green thumb, October is truly a great month for your Phoenix Kitchen Gardens. Make sure to spend some time observing your garden every day and adjust water when needed - and watch out for garden pests! Pests can destroy your hard work quickly.


For more PKG tips, see this months Garden Checklist right HERE.



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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