An outstanding insight to gardening in a desert environment., March 31, 1999
Reviewer: firstname.lastname@example.org (Twentynine Palms, CA (Mojave Desert))
If you thought that only cactus grew in the desert, then this book will show you how to overcome that myth. This book goes over the fruits and vegetables that can be grown in the desert and will help you use the four seasons so as to make the most of your garden. The book goes into great detail of the makeup of the desert soil and how to improve it for your use. It explains how to make a compost pile, how to use the compost, and detailed information on the types of fertilizer to aid you in your quest of fresh and vegetables. The author gives advice on when to plant crops so you can grow vegetables and herbs year round. He explains why and how to take care of your fruit and citrus trees. This book is well worth the money to buy it, the time to read it, and the avoidance of frustration when gardening in the desert.
Be sure to note that this book applies to deserts at <3,500 feet, April 29, 2002
Reviewer: Deborah Renkey "renkey" (St. Charles, MO)
The review/summary of this book online didn't specify that this book applies to desert gardening at 3,500 ft. and below. Although this book claimed to apply to New Mexico, there are not many areas of the state that are below 3,500 ft. This book is better suited to residents of Arizona and California. We sent this book as a gift to my mother-in-law in Tucson and she loves it.