Category: Gardening/Planting

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa from Grab a Plate (Guest Blog)

Have you ever tried tomatillos? I love them in salsa, whether fresh or roasted. I made roasted tomatillo salsa recently, and it’s so flavorful. It’s perfect served with chips, or you might consider using it to top grilled veggies or even fish. I picked up these tomatillos from Crooked Sky Farms at the Open Air […]

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What to Plant in May

What to Plant in May

May is really getting hot now, with temps already in the 100s. Shade your tomatoes so the fruit doesn’t burn. Remember that this is one of the driest months, so watering is going to be vital. Your vegetable garden should be watered to a depth of 1 foot each time you water. To check how […]

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Joe’s Dirt

Every day we walk all over of it. Kids get dirty with it. Dogs roll in it. Chickens take dust bathes in it. But do we really know what “it” is? “It” provides nutrients to plants, life to earth, and health to people. “It” is the ground, land, dirt, soil, and Earth that we see, […]

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What to plant in April

April is getting warmer, but you can still plant and harvest something from your garden. From now until July when the monsoons hit, we have our driest season. Make sure to monitor your garden and pots to make sure they are getting enough water. You may need to add 70% shade cloth to your tomatoes […]

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What to Plant in Phoenix in February

February is the month we all wait for. It’s the time for planting mania here in the low desert. The traditional last frost date for the year is February 15, but we always press our luck and try planting earlier — especially when the weather has been so warm. Of course there is always the […]

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What to Plant in Phoenix in January

  January is usually the coldest month in Phoenix. Freeze warnings often occur several nights, so either protect your frost sensitive plants or just decide to let them go. Freezes are important because they kill some insects and plant diseases that would otherwise linger into the next season. They also help our deciduous fruit trees […]

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