The varities of vegetables grow best in specific zones. Some are sensitive to cold temperatures and others thrive in hot weather.
Follow instructions on seed packets to determine the correct soil temperature and depth for planting. Ideally, you want well-draining soil rich in organic matter. Many state agricultural extension offices offer free soil tests.
Lorna Mitchell, an experienced Southern Arizona vegetable gardener, will talk about growing cool season vegetables at the Green Valley Gardeners’ seminar on Oct. 5.
October is the start of our winter vegetable growing season. The soil is warm, so seeds can germinate and roots will grow. If you’ve been thinking about starting a cool season vegetable garden, this is the seminar for you. Mitchell will discuss the plants that grow well during the fall and winter months.