With Utah’s dry and hot climate, it can be tricky to know what to plant. Despite being a desert, there are many plants that thrive in the local climate. Know which plants grow well here and get going to make your garden flourish with this list!
A low maintenance plant—zucchini does well in use. Plan in a sunny space, water infrequently but deeply, and watch it grow!
This warm season plant loves the Utah heat. Plan in a sunny space with fertile and well drained soil, water about 1-2 inches per week, and enjoy some fresh garden tomatoes.
Peppers bring the heat and also need the heat to grow. They do well in a hot climate, such as Utah.
Another vegetable that needs the heat—corn. Plant your corn in fertilized soil in a sunny spot, water regularly, and reap the benefits.
5. Snap Peas
Snap peas are an easy plant that grows well in Utah soil. Plant them in spring for a summer treat or mid-August for a fall harvest.
Lavender is another great plant for Utah because of the require sun. Plant in full sun, water deeply but infrequently.
7. Coral Bells
These little bell-shaped flower bloom in late spring and are a beautiful ground coverage plant to add to any garden.
8. Bee Balm
Bee Balm is a prairie flower that attracts hummingbirds, butterflies, and as the name implies, bees! This plant can be helpful to pollinate your garden.
These little beauties bloom from late spring to mid-autumn and require minimal care.
Another great space filling flower, Gaura bloom from late spring to the first signs of winter.