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Phoenix Kitchen Garden Tips | May 2023

phoenix home grown cantaloupe
home grown cantaloupe

What does May mean for us Phoenicians?​​​​​​​​​

Of all of my May Phoenix kitchen garden tips, the most important one has to do with water. Temperatures are rising and it's time to check your Phoenix kitchen GARDEN WATERING SCHEDULE💦​​​​​​​​


This month I'm watching my garden for signs of stress from the heat and adjusting my garden drips accordingly. There's still time to add veggies to my raised garden beds - and don't forget about companion plants!

PKG May Garden Tips

  • Choose the right vegetables. Phoenix's hot climate can be challenging to say the least, so make sure to choose plants that thrive in the heat. This month I'm planting brussel sprouts, eggplants, melons, okra, and squash.

  • Companion plants are a must! They attract good pollinators as well as the 'bad' bugs that could ruin or damage your garden. Once they have their fill, the bugs often ignore your herbs and veggies. There are many companion plants that can be added to your Phoenix kitchen garden in May, including:







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Phoenix May garden guide

  • Keep your garden soil healthy. To maintain soil moisture in the low desert of Phoenix, it's important to water your garden early in the morning or in the evening to reduce evaporation. Using organic fertilizers and compost will help to enrich the soil and improve the health of your plants.

  • Harvest regularly! Harvest your vegetables and herbs regularly to encourage continued growth and avoid overgrowth. Regular harvesting also helps to avoid pest and disease problems.

PKG Bonus Tip:

Natural pest control methods like companion planting, beneficial insects, and organic pesticides will help to keep them at bay.

Ready to get started? Whether it's a kitchen garden consultation, garden coaching, or a full design, I would love to help! Check out all of our Phoenix Kitchen Garden services right HERE or call 602-722-7971.

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