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Advice for growing things in Arizona

Posted by TamTrible 9 (My Page) on
Sun, Nov 20, 11 at 16:18

I have a shiny new back yard, and I want to plant things, but I'm cheap and slightly broke. I live in Arizona, though the back yard gets fairly little if any direct sun (at least in winter, I don't know how much it gets in the summer). What seeds from grocery stores or the like have people had success (or instructive failures) in growing, and what of them is likely to be able to survive a Phoenix summer? (think 100+ degrees and extremely dry) I'm particularly interested in trying to grow a few shrubs or small trees.


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RE: Advice for growing things in Arizona

I grew broccoli in winter. Started some seed about September and planted it out as soon as it got a few good leaves. I picked it much of the winter for raw broccoli in my lunch. I was able to grow Armenian Cucumber Seeds and Plants, Vegetable Gardening at Burpee.com in the summer.


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RE: Advice for growing things in Arizona

Er... like I said, I was kind of looking for things I could grow from seeds at the grocery store. As in, not little packets of seed sold for planting, but seed sold as food or seed found inside fruit...


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RE: Advice for growing things in Arizona

With care, you can grow citrus in your location. But citrus trees require fertilization and water.

You cannot grow grocery store coffee beans, rice, pepper corns, etc. (As asked by you in another forum).


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