Urban gardening in low desert?
Hi greenwitchymama, I live in the valley also and get a lot of great info from the Valley Permaculture Alliance that SweetSilver mentioned. Here's a great planting calendar that I use throughout the year:
I'm not so great at summer gardening and mostly just let mine go fallow but I go all out this time of year. Good luck!
Thank you so much for this! I still need to figure out how to make potted gardening work, but this is a great resource.
Do you ever have trouble with bugs? I had whiteflies destroy the last garden I planted. I tried every organic method I could find, and even used some 'organic' pesticide from the store.
I don't garden in pots but there might be some good info on the Phx Permaculture site about it. i tend to forget to water.
Some years I have a lot of bugs and others not as many. I've heard that you have to spray whiteflies with water/soap everyday when they're bad but sometimes you have to resort to chemicals if you want anything for yourself. I think there's a post about them on the site too. If not, at least you can ask questions to which you'll get lots of replies. They're a pretty good bunch of folks over there.