Gardening in the Desert
Gardening in the desert can be tricky but it is possible to garden all year round in our dry Tucson/Southern AZ environment. You can do it!
Here are my Quick Guides to help you get comfortable gardening in the desert:
**Planting Guide and Gardening Basics - Purchase Here
**Plant by Plant Growing Guide - Purchase Here
All about Flowers - Coming Soon
All About Seeds - Coming Soon
Best Practices - Coming Soon
Irrigation Basics - Coming Soon
Raising Chicken in the Desert - Purchase Here
Weeds and other Volunteers - Purchase Here
**Indicates the most important and extensive guides for learning to garden in the desert.
Seeds I have available by donation: Legally I cannot sell these since I don't do germination testing, so this will be by donation. I am taking Venmo donations to @TheGlassDesert and I appreciate your support/interest. Rest assured, these are the seeds I plant in my garden and they are viable, organic seeds. I put in a lot of time and effort monitoring plants, harvesting, cleaning, and packing seeds. They are all in limited quantities so it's first come, first served. Suggested donation is $2-4 per packet. Contact me with your order and we will work out details for curbside pickup.
Here’s the list of what’s available as of 4/27/20.
For planting now and with monsoons (in no particular order):
Benne white sesame
Tohono O'odham yellow meated watermelon
Star of David Okra
Ojo Caliente melon
Kaho watermelon (small Japanese variety)
Blue mistflower (flowery shrub)
For planting in the fall:
Red round turnip
Little marvel pea
Chinese garlic chives
Red snapdragon vine
Cat grass mix
Love in a Mist: blue OR red mixes
Poppies x5 varieties
Dara ornamental carrot (a beauty)
Black Magic Bachelor buttons
Get Social to learn more: