If you just have to plant in July...
in Phoenix! Here's what you might try:
Even hotter than June until the monsoon arrives. Humidity starts arriving from the gulf of California. Gardening is almost at a standstill.
- Stick to your fertilizing program
- Check all your plants on a regular basis to see if they get enough water. It is good to check the drippers every 2 weeks to see if they are not clogged. Deep water your trees (irrigation is great).
- Check your drip watering system. Verify the ground humidity around all plants. Check your drippers every other day to see if any popped out now that heat is making the hoses softer.
What to sow:
Celosia Cockscomb, Cosmos, Gaillardia, Marigold, Shasta Daisy, Sunflower, Vinca, Zinnia
In the vegetable garden
- Plant bush beans, cantaloupe, eggplant, pumpkin, summer squash, watermelon, winter squash. They will produce in the fall. Shade your young plants."
Here is a link that might be useful: Phoenix calendar