Beans and Peas for Zone 9/10
I'm so glad I found this forum. You folks sure sound like you know what you are talking about.
It's almost time to put out vegetables in the high desert
Right now I am doing a lot of pot walking, moving my starts back and forth from the sunporch to the patio and watching the outdoor thermometer. The nighttime temperatures are inching up to the 40's, daytime temperatures into the 60's.
I've experimented with growing in the different microclimates in my yard, and found that even sunloving plants do much better if they are under a mequite tree that gives them light dappled afternoon shade as the temperatures started to climb above 90 (although they always drop 30-40 degrees at night until mid-July.)
Right now, I'm thinking that's the best place to put my (hopefully) rabbit/squirrel/racoon/vole proof raised bed and container veggies this year.
The only bean variety I have is the purple teepee bush bean from Park Seeds.
Do any of you know of any varieties of peas/beans that me be particularly well adapted to a dry climate at 2500' altitude? (although of course, I will be mulching and watering)
Thanks for any suggetions you might have.