So, Here is our small desert mountain garden. The garden is located at about 5,800 feet in Prescott, Arizona. Prescott is about 18 degrees cooler than Phoenix and gets about twice as much rain. These two factors, really the cooler temperature mostly since we have irrigation, allows a whole bunch of vegetables to be grown that would not survive the Phoenix summer.
Because I am starting this blog half way into the season, I am going to include a bit of a slide show to show the progress so far.
We are growing 3 varieties of carrots (2 orange and 1 purple), 3 kinds of onions (Egyptian Walking Onions, red beard, which is like a red scallion, and the small white bulb), 4 varieties of beets, radishes (got too hot too early and most bolted), lots and lots of tomatoes, 4 kinds of peppers (bell, NuMex chilies, habanero, Serrano, and Pablano), many herbs, tomatillos (a first for us), peanuts, sweet potatoes, grapes, apples (well, maybe not this year), pears (likely not this year), asparagus, rhubarb, popcorn, pumpkins (sugar and Cinderella), gourds, peas (snow ans sweet), beans and horseradish.