The Q&A Archives: Planting Spring Vegetables

Question: What type of veggies would you suggest planting here in Arizona in the spring. I'd like to grow tomatoes, corn, beans and melons. When is the best time?

Answer: Vegetables which can be planted in the spring in the low desert include Artichokes, Asparagus, Beans, Beets, Black-eyed Peas, Bok Choy, Carrots, Sweet Corn, Cucumber, Eggplant, Melons, Mustard, Okra, Green Onions, Peas, Peppers, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Radishes, Spinach, Squash, Tomatoes, Turnips. Many cool season crops such as spinach can be started now.<br><br>Contact the Maricopa County Cooperative Extension Office<br>for a Copy of the Vegetable Planting Calendar for the Low Desert fact Sheet MC84. <br><br>University of Arizona Maricopa County<br>4341 E. Broadway<br>Phoenix, AZ 85040-8807<br>(602) 470-8086 [301] Office<br>(602) 470-8092 Fax<br><br>Check out their Website at<br><br>the "timely tips" section has information on vegetable planting and care.

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