My husband and I are praying about relocating from IL to the high desert of AZ, elevation 5000; I have family out there who are homesteading-minded. Are any of you high desert gardeners? I have been trying to research gardening in the high desert, but there isnt much info out there. Politics aside, I like IL, but we are restricted at our current location from having any animals of the farm variety, including chickens or meat rabbits. We have a good community of friends and believers and a good church here. Lots of pros and cons for staying or going.
I should mention I am in several high desert Facebook groups for learning purposes.
Post by Grandma Zee (Zerilda) on Aug 31, 2020 15:03:43 GMT -6
I live in Utah, high desert at about 4500.. I have a great garden, can raise almost anything. You might check out Utah Backyard Homsteading for information. I do mulch everything heavily, and use drip irrigation to save on water. The mulch also keeps the weeds down. Good luck with making your decision.
sonic: Canning those bags of dried beans! They've been winking at me for 5 weeks, making me feel guilty that I haven't processed them yet. So all being well, monday or tuesday I should get them done.
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sonic: Good news! Back from the fracture clinic and I have been given the all clear to start using my arm(don't let on, but I already have) Need to get rid of the stiffness now.
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handmaid: Early morning here. Well. 7 quarts in the canner. Then heading out for errands.
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handmaid: We covered our tomatoes yesterday afternoon due to temps dipping down to 37 for a night. Found out late that it was actually supposed to be a hard freeze. So... Not entirely sure everything will make it through. Sweet potatoes will have to be pulled today.
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