Foolproof summer plantingPosted: Updated:
PHOENIX -- Even when there is extreme heat in the Valley, I have found some plants and trees that when planted properly, watered frequently and fed organically will survive even when it’s 114 degrees out.
Here’s a list of what I have planted in my own garden with great success:
- Orange jubilee
- Mexican fan palm
- Queen palm
- Cape honeysuckle
- Sissoo tree
- Evergreen elm tree
- Southern live oak tree
- Arizona yellow bells
Adding compost to everything frequently, along with foliar feeding my entire garden every six weeks with Extreme Juice is how I got the results you see at my Channel 3 garden – and how I’ve been so successful growing just about anything I’ve ever tried to grow – regardless of the temperature.
For gardening information check out Dave Owens' website, www.gardenguy.com, and his books, "Extreme Gardening: How to Grow Organic in the Hostile Deserts," "The Garden Guy: A Seasonal Guide to Organic Gardening in the Desert Southwest" and "The Garden Guy’s Southwest Bug Guide."