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What to Plant in July--Southwest

Melissa is the assignment editor and contributing writer for SheKnows Home and Living. While other little girls were playing dress up with Barbie, Melissa was busy remodeling Barbie's house. She now lives out her dream covering design an...

Believe it or not, you can garden in the Southwest summer.

The Southwest is known for extreme heat and dry summers, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy a summer vegetable garden if you live in this area of the country.


The Southwest is known for extreme heat and dry summers, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy a summer vegetable garden if you live in this area of the country.

If you're just getting started with gardening in the Southwest, what you can plant now is relatively limited. No matter what you choose to plant be sure to provide a shade structure to protect your plants from the hot afternoon sun.

In mid-July start planting:
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