What vegetables can I grow?
I live in Tucson, Arizona (zone 10 I believe) and I am hesitant to start my vegetable garden because I'm not sure what will grow and thrive. I've potted several vegetables already (tomatos, cucumbers, squash) and I am waiting for them to sprout. What I want to know if there is a special soil I use when transplanting them or if I can keep my vegetables in pots for their entire existence. What vegetables are the best for my climate and what can stay in pots?
Submitted by BHGPhotoContest

Virtually any kind of vegetable can be grown in Tucson if you time it correctly. Cool season crops such as cabbage, broccoli, radishes, carrots, lettuce and spinach grow best in late winter or fall in your area when it is cooler. The warm season vegetables, including tomato, pepper, eggplant, squash, and beans can grow now. If you don't have good garden soil, you can grow them in containers with potting soil. The larger the container the better. Small containers dry out quickly.

Answered by BHGgardenEditors
Community Answers (3)

There are a wide range of vegetables that you can grow, if you have the right equipment such as a greenhouse or poly tunnel you can grow vegetables for a lot longer than you normally would be able to. Check out our blog for info gardening advice and tips: http://www.glogrow.com/blog
Submitted by craig425

There are a wide range of vegetables that you can grow, if you have the right equipment such as a greenhouse or poly tunnel you can grow vegetables for a lot longer than you normally would be able to. Check out our blog for info gardening advice and tips: http://www.glogrow.com/blog
Submitted by craig425