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Post  sanderson on 9/10/2014, 2:52 am

I'm curious as to what varieties of veggies folks in hot and dry summers have successfully grown. I made note that Brainchasm successfully grew Red Inchelium garlic and Italian Red Brille onions in Las Vegas. When I was in Mansfield, Mo this summer, we stopped by Baker Creek and I picked up 3 hot weather tomato varieties: Atkinson, Basrawya (Basra, Iraq) and Abu Rawan (Iraq).

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Post  brainchasm on 11/2/2014, 3:29 pm

"Successful" is an interesting word.  My garlics were barely of a size to be useful, whereas the Tomato Lady here in town also grew Red Inchelium...and the bulbs were bigger than my fist!

We'll see what this year brings...

I would call melons successful here in the desert.  From experience, crenshaws were amazing.  Swiss chard also was a monster, and French Breakfast radishes worked very well in the Spring...I'm currently giving them a shot for fall/winter. Smile

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Post  sanderson on 11/2/2014, 10:40 pm

BC Thank you for responding! I thought this had died on the vine like my cucumbers.

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Post  duhh on 11/5/2014, 6:16 pm

Here in Az during the summer we have had good luck with; Armenian cucumbers, sweet potatoes, lemon boy tomatoes, yellow pear tomatoes, melons, butternut squash.

Those are the things that have been the most successful and the most fruitful during the summer months here in Phoenix area...From about mid July- September we don't get much from the plants and I just focus on nursing them through the summer. I was able to over summer my yellow pear tomatoes, kale, and bell peppers and am now enjoying lots from each of these.

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Post  sanderson on 11/6/2014, 12:28 am

Thanks, Duhh. I'll definitely try sweet potatoes.

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Post  malefacter on 11/9/2014, 2:20 pm

ignore what they say about 8 hrs of sunlight what you want is shade or indirect light during the summer. My best garden was planted on the south side of a grapefruit tree during the summer the sun is on the north side shading the garden but in the winter the sun is on the south side its kinda backward of what everyone says to do 
I also plant vertical gardens on the north side as well.
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