In the gardening world, Phoenix is usually referred to as low or subtropical desert. Under 5,000 feet in elevation, we are located in the Sonoran desert.
This means it is very hot and dry in the summer and cooler but still dry in the winter. Rainfall that we receive usually happens in short bursts, such as during the monsoon season.
Phoenix Gardening Zone
This puts Phoenix, Arizona in gardening zone 9-10 according to USDA charts and in Sunset Zone 13. Gardening zone 9 offers you an opportunity to grow plants year round. However, for the best results it is important to plant your vegetables and flowers the right time of year.
When choosing plants you want to make sure that they will be able to grow here. Just because the big box stores sell a plant doesn’t mean it will actually flower or give fruit here in Phoenix.
Sometimes plants tagged as annual will continue to flower for several seasons if taken care of. Gardening zone 9 offers you an opportunity to grow plants year round.
Now that you know what gardening zone Phoenix is in let’s get our hands dirty and grow something