Gardening Tip: Care for Phoenix Desert Gardens in Summer

Artichoke choked by the Phoenix desert heatWell, my artichoke…um…choked.  I think we’re on Day 8 of temps over 110 degrees, and I figure this is my punishment for not checking in on my garden every couple of days or so.  You see, it’s Phoenix and in the summer temps can get deadly hot, making our desert gardens excellent prey for the unrelenting heat.  And, apparently, me too.

I thought perhaps it was a watering problem, but it’s not that.  It apparently just couldn’t take it anymore.  I totally get that.

So, if nothing else, make sure you take a trip out to your garden every day or two just to make sure the Phoenix desert heat hasn’t taken another victim.  Sigh…I need ice…

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