Hello fellow Permies,
I've been so busy lately with life that I haven't been posting here as often as I would like. Today I thought I would just include a quick note for all of you out there wondering what you can plant and when here in the greater Phoenix area. Our wonderful Extension Office has created not one but THREE different planting calendars for our area that include Vegetables, Herbs and Flowering and Bedding Plants. Basically covering all the main smaller type plants you could want to include in your gardens. Not this list doesn't include things like fruit trees or exotic experimental plants that some of us are trying, but it does cover the basics. So here they are:
There is the Vegetable Planting Calendar AZ1005, which most of you are familiar with:
But there is also an Herb Planting Calendar that I have attached, since the link on the MG website was moved and they haven't fixed it yet (click this link: HerbPlantingCalendar.pdf
They also have a wonderful Flower and Bedding Plant Guide for the Low Desert, that lists which flowers are edible and poisonous - very important information if you have anyone in the house that likes to eat flowers like I do!:
As a bonus I include a link to the 10 Steps to a Successful Vegetable Garden, publication AZ1435
Now there are a lot of different ways to have a successful garden not covered in that publication, but it's a great starting point if you are new here.
As a side note, I am working on a expanded herb guide that includes expected size of the plants and other tidbits, but that needs to be edited by my friends at the Herb Assoc and Extension Office before I officially publish it. Will keep ya posted on progress...