Gardening for Washington County

You can be very successful in growing vegetables in Washington County. The most important thing to remember is to “plant at the right time”! Washington County has a dry desert-like climate that is unlike any other place in Utah, with the possible exception of Moab. For cool-season vegetables, the gardening season starts in February. By the first week of April, consider planting tender vegetables like tomatoes. Take a little break during the July and August heat, and then come back in mid-September and plant your Fall garden. The second most important thing to do is amend your soil. Most soils will have a high pH, low organic matter, and be poor in nutrients unless it has had a garden on it or has been farmed in the past. If you do not know your soil’s history then running a soil test is the best way to get started.

Spring Gardening in St. George

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