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Desert Gardening for Beginners: How to Grow Vegetables, Flowers and Herbs in an Arid Climate

3.95 of 5 stars 3.95  ·  rating details  ·  20 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Everything you need to know to grow fresh, tasty vegetables, fragrant herbs, and colorful flowers is included in "Desert Gardening for Beginners." The authors, all life-long gardeners, have translated the most current horticultural information from University of Arizona researchers into easy-to-understand language new gardeners. Included are three planting calendars that p ...more
Paperback, 100 pages
Published July 1st 1999 by Arizona Master Gardeners Inc
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The perfect book for someone newer to gardening, and new to the Desert. The book covers basic concepts in detail, with a detailed planting calendar in the back for specifics. Planting/Harvesting Seasons, Placement, ground prep and earth mixing; watering methodology, sun/head control and insect management in easy to understand format that packs the information in without being overly long, or overwhelming. As bonus: While the book offers conventional chemical options its written with the organic ...more
I moved to Phoenix last year and my housemate wants to make above ground planters and plant veggies for our enjoyment and health. He retired and he has kept busy puttering around in the yard. Since the climate here is much different from Ohio where we moved from and also Florida where he spent a good number of years we have been reading up on desert gardening. This was a fairly short book but very informative with some great charts in the appendixes. We shall see how helpful as I follow Cromell' ...more
Great info and really geared towards the unique circumstances of desert gardening. Regular gardening books just don't apply to us desert rats. :)

Quick read. I read it in one sitting and took lots of notes.
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