The number of the month is 100! Things really start changing in the gardens of Tucson once our temperatures permanently drop below this number, which should be happening soon. Get ready to let the dirt fly with Civano Nursery’s guide to September gardening in the low desert!
August is often a wet month in Southern Arizona, but don’t pack away your garden hose just yet. It’s time to get our hot and sunny gardens ready for the upcoming fall frenzy!
Things will be heating up soon enough, so enjoy the cool mornings and breezy evenings while they last! There’s no shortage of things to do in the garden this month, but don’t let it overwhelm you. Many of this month’s chores revolve around completing winter clean-up and preparing for the summer. Some plants need a dose of fertilizer to keep them growing strong, insect populations need to be monitored, and watering schedules should be evaluated to make sure your plants are getting enough water as the temperatures continue to rise.
January is a busy month for gardeners as we continue to water carefully with one eye on the thermometer while preparing our gardeners for a brand new year! Here is Civano Nursery’s list of garden chores to take care of this month…
Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Here’s Civano Nursery’s collection of November garden tasks to take care of before you’ve finished the last of those turkey leftovers.
We’ve gotten a lot of requests for a list of garden chores to do each month, so your wish is our command! Here’s Civano Nursery’s collection of October chores to keep your garden happy, healthy, and beautiful.
Labor Day means that it’s time to fertilize your citrus trees! We fertilize three times a year here in Arizona, and the last time of the year is right now, in early September.
My husband and I just bought our first home, and as you might have guessed, I’m extremely anxious to begin planning and planting my very own garden. There are many things to do before we’re ready to start putting plants in the ground, but I’ve already decided what I’d like to plant first; definitely a fig tree.
This morning, while touring around our growing farm in search of photo opportunities, I was delighted to find some ripe fruit on our early-season apple varieties. After picking and tasting a few of the larger apples from one of our 15 gallon trees, I was bitterly reminded that fruit size isn’t the best way to judge which apples are ripe.
Apples won’t continue to ripen (or grow) after they’ve been picked from the tree, but ripe apples can get sweeter as starches are broken down into sugars during storage. Harvesting your apples at just the right time will ensure a tasty crop that can be effectively stored for later use. With some apples already ripening on the trees, and much of the harvest season still ahead of us, I thought it might be a good time to share some tips on how to tell when your apples are prime for picking.