Organic Desert Gardening in Arizona

My 2009 Summer garden here in Arizona. I was growing peppers, sunflowers, tomatoes, potatoes, strawberries, squash, watermelon, cantaloupe, eggplant, herbs, onions, carrots, beans, pumpkins, snapdragons, lettuce, and more! This was an all organic garden, and my first large scale gardening project. The music is by Widespread Panic, and the song is Porch Song, from their live album.
Video Rating: 4 / 5

17 Responses to “Organic Desert Gardening in Arizona”

  1. I just love this video! Thanks for taking the time to create and share it with the rest of us. This makes me hopeful!

  2. Very nice! Hope to see more =D

  3. Great video! Loved seeing the transformation with the photos. Absolutely beautiful work on the video and the garden!

  4. cavemanillustrations Reply November 23, 2012 at 9:19 am

    I LOVE the music! You can’t hear that music on the radio…NICE!!!

  5. noice!  (nice) :)

  6. If I wanted to listen to shit-brain music, I would turn on the radio!
    If I wanted to learn desert gardening, I thought I could click here!

  7. cavemanillustrations Reply November 23, 2012 at 11:30 am

    Very nice

  8. What an awesome garden. Have you ever tried to grow blueberries, here in the desert? I would love to try, if I have a chance of the heat not killing them. Is there a variety that will work here? Thanks!

  9. Nah, this person lives in Idaho. They just did their back yard to look like AZ! JK!


  11. very nice garden

  12. this video was very inspiring! i live in Phoenix and have been very afraid to even try to garden for fear that all of my efforts will just be scorched. I think i will give it a try after all :)

  13. Wow you still were able to grow plants in that dry place! pretty great

  14. Unfortunately, no update on this garden, she’s long gone. Going to start a smaller garden though so we’ll see it it’s update worthy. Wheelori, good luck with your first garden! As for the soil, I used horse manure but really any kind of manure should work just fine. The main problem I had with the soil was it’s low permeability, it was very high in clay and silt and it was hard to get the soil to absorb any water. And I am located in Tucson. Thanks for the comments.

  15. nice layout and set up. looking forward to an update.

  16. Oh yea, what part of az are u in?

  17. wow, that looked like a great garden.  Im doing my first one ever, hope it turns out as good as yours! Did you add anything to the soil? All i have is worm manure and hoping i have enough for this soil… although the weeds grow excellent without anything lol.