Laurel Startzel & Sheila Schultz from finegardening said that Growing your own food is nothing new. The idea of providing fresh, organic fruits and veggies for your family has become a popular ideal for many. Growing vegetables even in the most temperate climates can be tricky, so growing them in the desert is not for the faint of heart. But after mastering the learning curve, you too can have a flourishing veggie garden of your own. Here are some tips for expert desert veggie gardening.
Location, location, location. Finding the right spot to plant your garden is very important. Whether you’re using containers, a raised garden bed, or planting directly into the ground, make sure the area will receive the right amount of sunlight. This will make or break your garden. Ideally, you want an area that has full sunlight in the morning hours with some afternoon shade. Typically, 6 to 8 hours of sunlight is the sweet spot for most vegetable gardens.