Hello and welcome to September! Even though the temps are HOT, it’s time to get serious about your fall garden. Whether you garden in containers, raised beds, or directly in the ground, preparing the soil is critical in the success of your plantings. Add organic matter to your soil before planting. I use compost from my compost bins to prepare some of my garden beds and add composted manure to other areas. The areas where I add manure, I allow to sit for a week or two before planting. This is a great first step for your fall garden.
I have also added a link to the Maricopa County Extension seed schedule which is very helpful! Download it to your computer or print it out.
Planting Calendar for Maricopa County