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?
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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 in which to grow your vegetables, you can grow them to maturity in containers with potting soil. The larger the container the better. Small containers dry out quickly.

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