Dates for Planting Vegetables in Arizona

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    Time Frame

    • Summer is a dead zone in most of Arizona, when it is too hot to grow vegetables. According to the website Growing in Arizona, the two growing periods are mid-February to the end of May and September to mid-November.


    • Vegetables like carrots, corn, eggplant, lettuce, peppers and potatoes grow best in the first planting season. In the later season, you can plant vegetables such as artichokes, beets, broccoli, cauliflower, celery, garlic, peas and radishes.


    • Since the summer days typically reach over 100 degrees F, growing in June, July and August becomes difficult. It is not recommended to plant any vegetable in June. However, in July and August, the seeds of hardier plants like pumpkins and some squash can be sown.

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