Some of us are just starting our Fall/Winter gardens here in the Sonoran Desert. a.k.a. Phoenix, Arizona. It was 107 over the weekend but supposed to cool down to the 90s this week.
Whew! This is my first year of gardening in this heat zone. My husband and I built two raised gardens 12" high, 4 ft wide and 12 and 16 ft long. We filled them with layers of steer manure, hay, newspaper, a little blood meal and soft phosphate and covered it with black plastic to "cook" in the sun over the summer. I'm planting this week. Strawberries, spinach, acorn squash, tomatoes, broccoli, cucumbers, radishes, carrots, leeks, sugar snap peas, pole beans, sunflowers and marigolds are the plan. I'd be grateful for any suggestions.