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Zone Bahrain. Gulf | Anonymous added on September 22, 2019 | Answered

Hi, i love the content on your web. I moved to Bahrain few years ago and its very hot here. And more like a desert. I love plants and have a roof top. I made a green house and all, but still, due to heat all the plants keep dying. I planted many kinds of plants but only aloevera survived. Can you tell me what plants should i plant in what months(since seasons dont work here) and how do i take care of them. Apart from keeping in the green house, made from green netting. Thankyou

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GKH_Susan
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Answered on September 24, 2019

That's a harsh hot dry climate. There are many plants that you can grow, but it depends on the growing conditions you are able to create for water management, quality soil for planting containers or beds, and other factors.
And do you have access to a local garden center where you can shop for what is available and already known to be adapted to that climate?
Water is the primary concern and adequate irrigation for your plants. Your green netting will help with some shade for the plants, but it will not condense and hold moisturized air like a glass "greenhouse". So you can consider adding a water misting system to create a more moist and cool environment and therefore increase the types of plants that you can grow.
Here are more considerations:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/vgen/vegetables-in-the-desert.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/xeriscape/desert-plants-for-dry-areas.htm

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