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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Time to plant some vegetables!

Not everything you can get a store will grow here in the Phoenix Valley, but with the right planning most can be growing with some success. Now should be a good time to start prepping to garden of your spring/summer gardens. If you’re going to grow the garden from seed the night might still be a little cold to get good germination quite yet, depending on your part of the valley. But a lot of nurseries started getting good stock in of starter plant (small 4” pots.) [If you are using starter plants and live on the outskirts of town be prepared to cover them in the event of a late freeze, as we all know it’s been known to happen here in late February.]
Some good choices for the first-timers out there are the Tomatoes and Peppers. Roma and Cherry Tomatoes seem to do okay with little attention. JalapeƱo Peppers do good too. Anaheim and Bell Peppers tolerate the heat but sometimes the late afternoon sun can discolor the fruit. If you have the room, Watermelon and Cantaloupe are always a sweet choice too.
For those of you that doesn’t feel like planting something every spring and fall, try replacing you Mesquite tree with a fruit tree. What about some fresh homemade apple sauce in the summer?