planting time - Knowledgebase Question

PRESCOTT VALLEY, AZ (Zone 7A)
Question by brendasteelm
December 28, 2008
New to prescot valley area have been at higher elevation and need to know when to start seeds and when to plant in garden here? where to check out soil and what it needs.
also want to plant grass around the immediate house area for mud control, best type for heavy traffic and low water need?
need to block out some views that i don't want looking at us or us @ them what nice fast growing trees for the area? Would not mind fruit trees that repay for the water used, ideas?
thanks,
lots of work to do here!


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Answer from NGA
December 28, 2008

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Learning when your growing season begins is the first step in having a successful vegetable and flower garden. In general, cool season veggies can go into the garden in April, warm season veggies in June. Here's what I do: Early planting of
beets, carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, chard, lettuce, mustard, onions, parsnips, peas, radishes, spinach and turnips can begin in mid-April. At that time you can also seed or sod lawns with Prescott blend bluegrass or Water Wise fescue. The average date for last killing frost (32 degrees) is May 19 in Prescott and May 11 in the Valley Areas. Plant beans, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, melons, peppers, pumpkins squash, and tomatoes in late May; in June, plant beets, carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, chard, lettuce, mustard, onions, parsnips, peas, radishes, spinach and turnips. If you didn't plant your lawn in April, you still have time in June to seed or sod lawns with Prescott blend bluegrass or Water Wise fescue.

There are dozens of low water use trees and shrubs for you to consider. Perhaps the best recommendation is one that you'll find on the following handout from the Arizona Department of Water Resources: http://www.wattersonline.com/t...

Hope this information is helpful!

http://www.wattersonline.com/t...

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