Added by on 2018-09-08

[Total: 0    Average: 0/5] You must sign in to vote Today we’re sharing some tips on how to garden through the summer in Arizona! We’ve mostly focused on growing fruit trees and creating microclimates in our backyard, but we are also really excited about growing veggies in raised bed gardens! While there is no right or wrong way to grow your own food, we’ll talk about some of the things we’ve done for our own greatest success! We’re fortunate to be able to garden all 12 months out of the year here in Arizona, but that doesn’t mean that it is always easy. In the summers, we see temperatures reach 115 degrees, which can be pretty intense on our plants! But with a few little tricks, they can survive the summer and thrive! Provide enough water to your plants! To us, this means hand watering every day when it is hot. Drip irrigation is great, but we feel that providing consistent, even watering through the entire garden provides the best results. Also make sure that you are planting in great soil! Most veggies prefer loose, deep, rich, loamy soil to grow in. This sometimes means you are investing more money into your garden at the beginning, but it will save you time and money later on because your plants will be growing at their absolute best. We tried 4 different soil combinations in our backyard before deciding that the most important ingredient to add to our raised beds is Happy Frog Soil Conditioner. We can’t promote this product enough! It’s packed full of organic food ingredients that our plants LOVE. We get ours at A&P Nursery for about per bag, and we’re planning on planting our next fruit tree in this stuff! Since vegetable plants have such short […]


  • americanwillow 10 months ago

    Your doggie in the background is being very cute.

  • Raul Gutierrez 10 months ago

    Did you buy or build your own planter's box? If so where at?

  • Paul Zerr 10 months ago

    Great garden! I’ve been trying to grow tomatoes but they only get about golf ball size. Any suggestions? Also, what fertilizer do you use? Thanks!

  • top dawg 10 months ago

    I just found you and I am impressed with what you have done along with your encouragement & enthusiasm for Arizona gardeners. Please continue making your videos.
    I suggest you severely trim your tomato plants so you get better and quicker production. I had to learn to do this by watching several YT videos…and my plants are really producing!!! I am retired but I am never too old to learn.

  • Cathleen Baldwin Maggi 10 months ago

    Question? First time I have watched your channel, are you organic and non GMO? If yes great! If no, why? I love feedback on this subject.

  • dmwark 10 months ago

    Beautiful garden you two. Well done!! I planted a dozen fruit trees and started a couple of raised beds in my Glendale backyard last fall. It’s been quite challenging and a ton of fun. This month I’m obsessively preparing everyone for their first summer in the ground. Wish me luck. Your videos are inspiring. Thanks for sharing your experiences Thanks also for the Happy Frog recommendation. I will try that for sure.

  • Epic juicing and Healthy living 10 months ago

    Tip: Put bird net on the strawberries or the birds will get them before they're ripe

  • Mr Biggs 10 months ago

    Woahh been maybe 4 months since I've seen your vids. Wow you lost so much weight your face! And your hair is all grown! So is mine haha lookin good! And your garden! Wow so lush! And dude I still love your wild shirts! Keep up the good work!

  • prateek kakshapati 10 months ago

    Do you prune tomatoes plant? If yes, how?

  • prateek kakshapati 10 months ago

    Do you prune tomatoes plant? If yes, how?

  • Organic Grow 10 months ago

    Hey! Welcome back, missed your garden. Excited & looking forward to regular updates since it’s going winter here now only left with flowering loquats here now & interestingly my jabuticaba is in flower ?

  • Urban Oasis - Phoenix Backyard Gardening 10 months ago

    SO Awesome! Great work! We currently have tomatoes, squash, watermelon, corn, onions, rainbow chard, eggplant, sweet peppers, hot peppers, figs, Acerola, and pomegranate at our North Phoenix home. Our favorite so far is the Acerola! In order to get amazing growth, we follow the guidelines set forth by Doug Jones, Greg Peterson, Don Olson, Jake Mace, Brandon, Alyssa, and Greenie! Thanks for the videos.

  • Shawn C 10 months ago

    Have you heard from Shamus? Is he dead? Just kidding. But is he dead? No posts for several months.

  • Shawn C 10 months ago

    How are your mango trees? Mine are dropping mangos like mad (small trees) but my Pickering Mangos are putting out mangos and holding onto them like champs. Have you tried that variety yet? Dwarf tree. I really recommend it.

  • NJCali Gardener 10 months ago

    Awesome video guys. Can you make a video how to build a raisedbed

  • Lumian 10 months ago

    Honestly, you are very inspiring! Wish you the best of luck! 🙂

  • Garry Cole 10 months ago

    Brandon, I hope you are okay because you look like you loss so much weight and you were not a heavy guy to begin with. Best wishes and hope you and Alissa do well and thank you for the information.

  • Nola B 10 months ago

    Great video your garden beds look awesome glad to see you guys working so hard at this and succeeding

  • So Cal backyard Orchard 10 months ago

    Come to Vista, I want to meet you guys!!! Let’s make an awesome video!

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