Isn’t there something just so wonderful when you see little seedlings start to sprout? It makes me feel like it is springtime even though it is still the middle of winter when I see the tiny green leaves begin to break out from the soil. The broccoli sprouted in less then a week.
Many types of vegetables and fruit grow very well in the desert. Lettuce is the top agricultural product that is grown in Arizona. Other crops include melons, broccoli, citrus, cauliflower, onions and carrots, wheat and corn.
Growing vegetables is a very popular past-time for many backyard gardeners. You can find more information on what vegetables grow in the Arizona desert and when to plant them at The Arizona Master Gardener Vegetable Guide .
Now, some of you may (or may not) be wondering what I have to confess now. I’ve already confessed to not having my favorite flower in my garden, you can read my earlier post here if you like. What else could there be?
For those of you who have kindly followed my blog for a while, you may be wondering if these seedlings are mine – you may have noticed that I have not shown any pictures of my vegetable garden in the past. Well, there is a good reason for that….I don’t have one. Now, I honestly love vegetable gardens and have planted them for others and raised my own as a child. I’ve also had to grow my own plot of vegetables at college when I was earning my horticulture degree – I had to learn how to do it well because I was being graded 😉
That being said, my true love in the garden are ornamental plants and I only have so much space to fit them all in and still have room for any new plants that I fall in love with.
I have the wonderful fortune to live only 5 minutes away from Double S Farms, which is the residence of my mother, youngest sister and her family. They have a wonderful vegetable garden and the seedlings belong to them.
Since it is important to me to provide information about all types of desert gardening, I will be posting about Double S Farm’s vegetable garden in the future….and Little Farmers #1 & 2 🙂