Chile peppers in Phoenix
Okay, so Ive been cruising the chile pepper forum to get some basic answers, but want some advice from experts here in the valley. So much of the advice and info is given for zones which dont have our "issues". I have thee possible exposures to plant chile peppers in. Facing south, east and north. My questions:
1. Should plants be planted into the ground in the Fall? Would Spring be better?
2. Which exposure would be best for these plants?
3. Which varieties are recommened for our climate?
The areas for planting are on mounds or hills, sloped against block walls. I have soaker hoses embedded into the mounds themselves, and they can provide ample water. This is working well for several things in the back and front yard. Seems like an ideal solution to getting sufficient water to areas. Are many others using this technique?
Thanks a ton,