There are a number of perks to living in warmer climates. For one, you’re able to garden all year long (in theory). If you live in gardening zones 8 through 11, you have a very good chance to have a great springtime harvest.
Of course, the downside to a great winter gardening season is the concern that plagues desert gardeners in the summer. A couple of months of back to back triple digit temperatures will fry even the most resilient plants. It takes a particularly skilled gardener to yield fruitful results from the harsh heat.
That is why winter is so important to desert gardeners. It is during this time that you can yield the best results.
Basically, you can plant anything in a warm winter garden that the northern part of the country would have planted in the spring. Things like carrots, kale, spinach, lettuce, cabbage, peas, broccoli and garlic all do really well during this time. From October to April, you’ve got tons of flexibility as far as your gardening options are concerned.
Just remember to prepare for the occasional frosty evenings. Once the sun sets, temperatures in the desert dip dramatically. Sometimes, this can translate into the oddball layer of frost. You can call 702.531.6789 to learn about great ways to protect your plants from desert landscaping experts.
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