In the face of a historic drought, gardeners and small farmers across Arizona are growing produce with a surprisingly scant amount of water. Despite the challenges posed by the arid climate, these resilient individuals are finding innovative ways to maintain lush gardens and sustain their crops.
As October rolls into Arizona, it brings with it a unique window for garden enthusiasts. The milder climate of this month offers a golden opportunity to plant a variety of vegetables, flowers, and herbs. With the right techniques and plant selection, avid gardeners can continue to enjoy a bountiful harvest even during the dry season.
'AZ Plant Lady' writes a book on desert gardening that goes beyond the stereotype of cacti and rocks. Noelle Johnson, a former coastal California resident, shares her expertise on how to create thriving gardens in the desert. Her book offers valuable insights into choosing the right plants, utilizing efficient irrigation methods, and creating aesthetically pleasing landscapes.