10 Tips on How to Have a Successful Desert Vegetable Garden in the Heat of Summer

John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ shares with you his 10 reasons why he has been successful gardening in 117 degree dry, desert heat, when others have not. This episode will be of…

25 Responses to “10 Tips on How to Have a Successful Desert Vegetable Garden in the Heat of Summer”

  1. how long you lived in vegas homie 1999 it got over 120 for a week

  2. Thank you for the tips and I got subscribed !!!! I currently live in Tucson
    and I want to start my garden over again. I’ve tried twice in the past and
    no success but here we go again :-) 

  3. Geez, I’m not liking this new ad stuff from youtube…

  4. ok so I guess the thermostat in yard lied, and the oven stat I double
    checked with or the thermistor leads that attach to my meter cause I don’t
    need accurate temp sensors for doing HVAC but the weather station never
    got it wrong and or lied to keep people coming to lose they’re money,
    homie…

  5. thank you for posting. i live in Phoenix and I cannot make enough compost
    for my raised garden.Where can I find lots of vegetable /greens for
    compost? I asked grocery stores , but they are not allowed to give all
    their old vegi away . Help! I need more compost! The so called compost from
    Home Depot is terrible !

  6. I have seen all kinds of additives for soil, however I have not seen any
    videos of how much this cost. Will you please let us know how much each bag
    of additive cost?

  7. Garden Sheds Kent Reply May 5, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    I perceived that to have a successful vegetable garden whether in a desert
    or anywhere else, it requires these top 10 tips. I strongly agree with
    these ideas because I am pretty sure that this could really help our plants
    to grow very well. This is a very important advice. Thank you! 

  8. Unsustainable at the very least. You should have an agro forest, growing
    your veges in the understory of trees and shurbs. 

  9. Nathan Deneault Reply May 5, 2015 at 5:40 pm

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  10. I have found azomite in s Cali… 91710 zip..44 pound $31

  11. for containers and raised beds People may want to try making there own
    little terracotta wetpot irrigation system system, I tried some this year
    and can’t believe how well they work, by far the best “selfwatering” setup
    I have tried in both saving water and keeping your plants happy on those
    scorching weeks

  12. John, I live in Albuquerque and have tons of sun. I have an east facing
    back yard (nearly true east, facing the rising sin in the morning). My
    question is should I place my raised beds along the north and south sides
    to get the 8-10 hours of blistering sun, or are the east and west sides
    with 6 or so hours of intense, high desert sun enough?

  13. Lori Armstrong Reply May 5, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    Thank you John (=

  14. Your fun girl joke never gets old. lol. Thanks for all you do.

  15. Kinnari Pandya Reply May 5, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    I am growing different variety of Amaranth and they all are thriving in
    Arizona heat. Also purple Amaranth is great for juicing.I buy my green
    Amaranth seeds from whole food bulk aisle.They are very cheap.

  16. Just Az.com productions Reply May 5, 2015 at 8:56 pm

    I’m so glad you emphasized that growing food in the desert is different. I
    live in Phoenix and so much of the information on gardening is geared
    toward growing in the east or Midwest, or the northern climates. Thanks for
    this video. Great tips for growing in the summer season – and all year
    round.

  17. Awesome tips! What are your round raised beds made out of?

  18. Leesville Aquaponics Homestead Reply May 5, 2015 at 10:52 pm

    How do you get swiss chard to grow in the summer? We have been cool here in
    the SE 80′s compared to 100+ but my chard dies off when it gets over 80…

  19. like always love all your videos muchas gracias.

  20. Hey John, have you checked out Hopi desert farming corn? It’s fascinating.

  21. were do i find all those products?

  22. Thanks for the great info! Teach us about winter gardening in the north?

  23. YaMammaHereWitMe Reply May 6, 2015 at 1:43 am

    That’s no garden, that’s a vegetable forest!

  24. John, I live in the desert and it reaches 50 C sometimes. we have a mild
    winter. My friend and other farmers here plant their tomato in Oct and
    harvest Jan+ The local variety looks very much like a beefsteak tomato.
    Some of them get really big relatively speaking to a desert environment. I
    am in the early stages of planning my garden. Small lot plus containers. My
    question to you, why don’t people plant tomatoes all year long ?

  25. Thanks again for your video John.I’m a new gardener in south-west Florida
    (zone 9b)… I just pulled out all of my tomato plants due to rot, blight,
    etc.. I planted 1st of May and well, I guess my timing was late. Also, with
    the summer rain the weeds are just crazy. I’m not giving up & now I know
    this time of year is when I should be solarizing my soil. Looking forward
    to September to try tomato’s again. My Big Bertha Sweet peppers have been
    putting out nicely. Thanks for sharing your knowledge