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Urban Farm Desert Planting Calendar

Urban Farm Desert Planting Calendar

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Low Desert Planting & Harvest Calendar 
= Main harvest
Brought to you by the Urban Farm, Matt Suhr and Greg Peterson
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= Potential extended harvest season
For information on classes and events offered on gardening and sustainability visitXX
= Ideal planting time
our website at www.urbanfarm.org and add yourself to our email newsletterX
= Good planting time
or email Greg@urbanfarm.org or to contact Matt Suhr - happydirt@earthlink.net*
= Can be planted (with protective measures)
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= Set out transplants
 
Crop
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J AN1J AN 5FEB 1FEB 15M AR 1M AR 15 APR 1 APR 5M AY 1M AY 5JUN 1JUN 5JUL 1JUL 5 AUG 1 AUG 5SEP 1SEP 15OCT 1OCT 15NOV 1NOV 15DEC 1DEC 15
Comments
 Artichoke-- Globe20
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Light frost helps first year harvest.-- Jerusalem< 0
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Can be invasive. Arugula15
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May be planted thickly. Asparagus< 0
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Don't harvest until 3rd year.Basil32
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Start indoors in winter.Bean--Blackeye32
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Performs well in full summer heat.--Fava20
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Dislikes heat.--Garbanzo25
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Stays low to ground.--Green snap32
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Seed will rot if planted in cold soil.--Lentil25
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Harvest entire plant and thresh when dry.--Lima32
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Does best with trellis.--Pinto32
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Harvest entire plant and thresh when dry.--Soy32
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Use special varieties for edamame.--Yardlong32
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Black-seeded types do best.Beet25
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Be sure to thin if you want big beets.Bok Choy22
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Bolts quickly in Spring.Broccoli--head25
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Light frost improves flavor.--Raab25
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Pick frequently to maintain production.--Romanesco27
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 Allow 15" spacing between plants.Brussels Sprout22
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Only early hybrids do well."Oliver" is best.Cabbage--Chinese24
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Heads form quickly. Be sure to thin.--standard26
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Red varieties take a little longer to head.Carrot23
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Slow to sprout--mix in a few radish seeds.Cauliflower27
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Fold leaves over exposed heads.Celery28
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Often stringy and bitter in desert conditions.Cilantro28
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Flowers attract beneficial insects.Collards25
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Light frost improves flavor.Corn--flour32
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 Allow to totally dry on stalk.--ornamental32
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Plant in blocks for good pollination.--popcorn32
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Harder kernals than flour corn.--sweet32
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Supersweet var. need very warm soil to sprout.Cucumber--Armenian32
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Withstands heat better than standard types.--standard32
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Harvest frequently for best quality.Dill27
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Very easy from seed. Does not transplant well.Eggplant32
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Best production in Fall.Endive25
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Pull leaves over center to blanch.Fennel--bulbing27
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Can be harvested at any size.--herb25
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Flowers attract beneficial insects.
 © 2006 by Matt Suhr and The Urban Farm
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