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La jardinería de vegetales puede resultar divertido y proporcionar alimentos frescos deliciosos de alto valor nutritivo. Cuidar y trabajar con las plantas puede dar otra dimensión de alegría a la vida y crear una conciencia del maravilloso mundo de la naturaleza.
Maricopa County is a wonderful place to garden. Almost any type of vegetable or fruit can be grown successfully provided one chooses appropriate varieties and plants at the right time.
Based upon original work by: Lucy Bradley and Kai Umeda; April 1998
Growing table grapes is fun and easy because they do well in most soils and are suited to Arizona’s diverse climate. Choosing a site with full sunlight, selecting the right variety, and caring for the vines properly will produce tasty fruit.
The Bagrada bug (Bagrada hilaris), an invasive pest of crucifers previously found in Africa, Asia, and Europe is now present in southern California and Arizona. It is a major pest of Brassicaceae crops and has been found on other plants as well.
There are two distinct growing seasons in Yuma. The first, extending from September through February, when the sun is low and the days are short, is ideal for growing cool season crops.
Growers of organic produce in the Southwestern United States face many challenges, including variation in water and temperature, and exposure to insects and disease.
To overcome challenges associated with gardening and restoration in arid landscapes, many techniques have been developed, including the strategic placement of irrigation lines, the application of mulch, and the improved selection of plant species and varieties.
Biochar is actually just charcoal or black carbon, made from the incomplete combustion of wood or other biomass products.
Seed pellets encapsulate seeds in a mixture (often clay, and nutrient-rich organic matter such as compost, humus, or charcoal) that will potentially reduce predation by insects and rodents while allowing for increased water retention and seed-soil contact.