Asked on May 18, 2012

I NEED a garden in Arizona..for sanity reasons lol

Carrie Ervin DivineMjzornGarden Inspire


If any of you Arizonians can help a fellow one out, i'd really appreciate it! My husband and I decided to stay another 2 years before moving back to Texas and I REALLY miss my garden back home. Is it POSSIBLE to even plant living edible things in this hot state??? If so, please help with suggestions on how to??? Thanks so much!!! (oh, my back yard is nothing but rock, alot of shade trees, but "some" sunny spots).
8 answers
  • 3po3
    on May 19, 2012

    Michelle, this document might help you: And your Arizona cooperative extension folks have some other info about growing vegetables in your climate.

  • Bernice H
    on May 19, 2012

    @Steve, sounds like good advice. This is why I love Hometalk! Good Luck Michelle. You might try the straw bale garden thread.Maybe that would work since it is so hot.I dont know, just thinking out loud.

  • Douglas Hunt
    on May 19, 2012

    You might want to try raised beds if you're only going to be there for two years. It might be less work than preparing traditional beds in the conditions you have. Or grow things in containers, which could probably be more easily positioned in the sunniest spots you have.

  • Michelle T
    on May 19, 2012

    Thank you ALL! I really appreciate it :)

  • Miriam I
    on May 19, 2012

    Michelle, I suggest you check out this website. Anne (who's also on Hometalk) has fabulously creative ideas for container gardening.

  • Garden Inspire
    on May 31, 2012

    Jen is a garden coach in Arizona I don't know her personally but was impressed by her website.

  • Mjzorn
    on Feb 8, 2015

    No real help here but my son is just down the road in Glendale. He has a little space, about 12 feet by 18 feet that he refers to as the backyard........can't get used to that since we are also from Texas! (We mow seven acres!) He is currently deployed to Kabul, Afghanistan.

  • Carrie Ervin Divine
    on May 28, 2015

    I use raised beds BC az soil just makes me angry! :) I have tomatoes, squash, cukes and strawberries. :)

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