Are you considering planting a fall garden? You might be surprised at what can be planted during the month of September! Crops including green beans, beets, broccoli, brussells sprouts, cabbage, corn, carrots…the list goes on and on! Autumn season in the Moapa and Mesquite Valleys is a great opportunity for gardeners to grow cool-season crops and the mild weather gives us a distinct advantage in avoiding weeds/insect damage, reduced water requirements and improved quality of produce. (Not to mention being able to garden outdoors during our wonderful autumn weather!).
Dr. Silvan Wittwer states in his publication Vegetable Gardening in Moapa and Virgin Valleys that in this area, “the majority of garden-fresh vegetables are produced from September through June.” For Dr. Wittwer’s publication on vegetable gardening, including his complete planting schedule, check out this link: http://www.unce.unr.edu/publications/files/ho/2009/sp0901.pdf
Cooperative Extension is offering a FREE Square Foot Gardening class on Saturdays from 9:00am-11:00am running from Sept. 1 – Oct. 15 at the Logandale office. Please register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/square-foot-gardening-classes-tickets-27097022925 or contact us if you have any additional questions at 702-397-2604 ex.0 or email@example.com. See you there!