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

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  • Veggies

    Artichoke

    (Cynara scolymus)

  • Bayleaf

    Bayleaf

    (Laurus nobilis)

  • Beets

    Beets

    (Beta vulgaris)

  • Bell Pepper

    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

  • Brassica oleracea

    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.

  • Allium schoenoprasum

    Chives

    (Allium schoenoprasum)

  • Coriandrum sativum

    Cilantro

    (Coriandrum sativum)

  • Cucumis sativus

    Cucumbers

    (Cucumis sativus)

  • Desert Lavender

    Desert Lavender

    (Hyptis emoryi)

  • Eggplant

    Eggplant

    (Solanum melongena)

  • Dysphania ambrosiodes

    Epazote

    (Chenopodium ambrosoides)

  • Vegetable Garden

    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

    Garlic

    (Allium sativum)

  • herbs and veggies

    Herb and Veggie 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

    Herb Garden

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

  • Jalepeno Peppers

    Jalepeño Peppers

    We have several varieties of pepper plants to choose from. Grow jalepeño 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.

  • Lavendula stoechas

    Lavender

    (Lavandula stoechas)

    (Lavandula dentata)

    (Lavandula heterophylla)

    (Lavandula pinnata)

    (Lavandula augustifolia)

  • Lettuce

    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.

  • Nepeta cataria

    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

  • Origanum vulgare

    Oregano

    (Origanum vulgare)

  • Capsicum annuum

    Poblano Peppers

    (Capsicum annuum)

  • Salvia officinalis purpurascens

    Purple Sage

    (Salvia officinalis)

  • Radish

    Radish

    (Raphanus sativus)

  • Rosemary – Upright

    Rosemary – Upright

    (Rosmarinus officinalis)

  • Brassica oleracea

    Ruby Cabbage

    (Brassica oleracea)

  • Ruta graveolens

    Rue

    (Ruta graveolens)

  • Sweet Basil

    Sweet Basil

    (Ocimum basilicum)

  • Sweet Corn

    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

  • Thymus vulgaris

    Thyme

    (Thymus vulgaris)

  • Solanum lycopersicum

    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