Valley versus Prescott
I'm originally a Seattle native who had wonderful gardens up in WA full of worms and beneficial bugs and moisture and nutrients. Now I'm living in Chino Valley, and I'm attempting gardening for the first time in Arizona. Yikes.
I can't seem to find any information specific to gardening in the Prescott tri-city area. Are the gardening tips I'm finding online for Phoenix applicable to Prescott as well, or is it a whole different ballgame between Phoenix and Prescott? Specifically, I'm interested in growing herbs of all types and starting an herb farm in the Prescott area.
I'm also starting a compost pile, but composting takes time. Does anybody have a recommendation for an inexpensive mulch I can use to amend my rock-hard, compacted, dead soil? I'm on a severely limited budget.