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Gardening Resources

Starting a Winter Garden

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Winter is one of the best times to garden here in the Tucson area.  You can grow so many more vegetables during the fall/winter here than you can during the summer months.  September and October are a great time to start planting in this area because the heat of the summer is passing and the soil is still warm and moist from the monsoon season. Download the PDF to learn more.

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Mediterranean Gardening

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Tucson shares a similar climate to many Mediterranean countries: sunny, warm, and with little summer rain. Although our temperatures and sunshine are more extreme, with a little care we can still grow many of the same crops as those seen throughout the Mediterranean! Download the PDF to learn more.

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Soil and Compost

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Soil is the foundation of organic gardening. For a gardener to succeed year after year, you have to feed the plants and the soil. This guide will help you understand the soil in Southern Arizona and create a fertile area for your plants to grow.  Download the PDF to learn more.

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Summer Gardening

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Tucson has 5 growing seasons because our summer actually spans 2 seasons, we call them “summer” and “late summer” or the “monsoon” season. Understand how to garden during these seasons and learn general gardening tips to help you be successful all summer long.  Download the PDF to learn more.

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