Article by Laura Neff, Education Assistant, published October 19, 2017.
We are lucky in the Southwest. Generally, we are lucky because of our beautiful ecosystem, but more specifically because we can grow year-round. There is always something that can be planted. The trick is knowing what to plant and when. What is usually a period when gardeners across much of the country are hanging up their tools, the fall and winter are seen as the easier times to grow in the low desert. Because of the mild climate during our cool season, there are few outside factors that can get in the way of a successful harvest. It is a time that a person can really BRAG about their garden. The trick is, knowing what to grow.