Find out how to grow vegetables and herbs in the desert.

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  • Artichoke

    (Cynara scolymus)

  • Bayleaf


    (Laurus nobilis)

  • Beets


    (Beta vulgaris)

  • Bell Peppers

    Bell Peppers can be green, yellow, orange, red, or purple.  With the right conditions, peppers grow easily and do not require a lot of work.  They can be grown in a garden, flower bed, or containers.  Peppers need plenty of water with proper drainage and fertilizer.  They do best in … Read More

  • Brussels Sprouts

    Plant Brussels Sprouts 24 inches apart in rich soil in a full sun area.  Provide steady, consistent moisture, fertilizing a month after planting. This cabbage family vegetable requires a long growing season of 80 days or more and is more successful when grown for a fall or early winter harvest.

  • Chives


    (Allium schoenoprasum)

  • Cilantro

    (Coriandrum sativum)

  • Cucumbers


    (Cucumis sativus)

  • Desert Lavender

    Desert Lavender

    (Hyptis emoryi)

  • Eggplant

    (Solanum melongena)

  • Epazote

    (Chenopodium ambrosoides)

  • Gardens – Victory Garden

    Our current economic situation is a good reason to start a victory garden. Every time that food is shipped from the farm to the store and your table, gasoline is used. As gasoline prices rise, food costs rise. Each one of us has an impact on the environment and can … Read More

  • Garlic Bulbs


    (Allium sativum)

  • Herb and Vegetable Selection

    We have a large selection of herbs and vegetables. They can be purchased in 6 packs, 4″ pots, 1 gallon pots, and a limited quantity of 5 gallon container size.

  • Herb Garden

    We have a large selection of herbs to get you on your way to a garden like this one.

  • Jalepeno Peppers

    We have several varieties of pepper plants to choose from. Grow jalepeno plants in a location with full sunlight.  The plants will eventually grow to nearly 3 feet high.  During the hottest times of the summer in Arizona you may need to provide shade for pepper plants.

  • Lavender


    (Lavandula stoechas)

    (Lavandula dentata)

    (Lavandula heterophylla)

    (Lavandula pinnata)

    (Lavandula augustifolia)

  • Lettuce

    Lettuce is one of the many vegetables we sell at Elgin Nursery.  Lettuce grows best in fields that are level and well drained.  A number of varieties are successfully grown in the desert.

  • Mint


    Mint is an herb used in desserts and teas.  There are several varieties, each with sweet aromas and strong tastes.  They are said to be good for digestive and mental health, having a calming effect.  Plant mint in fertile, well drained, moist soil. Catnip (Nepetalatone) is a type of mint … Read More

  • Oregano


    (Origanum vulgare)

  • Poblano Peppers

    (Capsicum annuum)

  • Purple Sage

    (Salvia officinalis)

  • Radish


    (Raphanus sativus)

  • Upright Rosemary

    Rosemary – Upright

    (Rosmarinus officinalis)

  • Ruby Cabbage

    (Brassica oleracea)

  • Rue

    (Ruta graveolens)

  • Sweet Basil

    (Ocimum basilicum)

  • Sweet Corn

    Your sweet corn should be planted where it has full sun and well drained soil.  Plant it in a large block, not long single rows, to ensure good pollination and ear development.  It requires regular watering throughout the growth cycle.  Do not allow the soil to dry at any time … Read More

  • Thyme


    (Thymus vulgaris)

  • Tomato Plant

    Tomato Plants

    The secret to producing good tomatoes in the desert is to get them planted early and expect to finish harvesting before the heat of summer sets in.  The best way to plant tomatoes is to set out 6-inch transplants beginning in February.  Many varieties such as Beef Stake, Big Boy, … Read More