First garden in years....need advice!
Hello....I'm new here. I live in N. Arizona in a canyon with steep sides, so sun, or lack of it, can be an issue. I've chosen the sunniest part of the yard - a flower bed that has fabulous soil from years of composting, but it is a small area, about 6' x 8'. I can scatter some veggies elsewhere in flower beds and in containers.
I used to be an avid organic gardener 30 years ago, but haven't had a veggie garden since then. I need all the help I can get!
I'm at 5,000 feet altitude. The veggie bed will get 6 hours of sun a day. I border national forest and have plenty of deer, javelina, skunk, raccoon. Last summer, a bear ate all my apricots. Not sure if he'll be interested in a veggie garden.
I need your advice on which veggies to put in containers - and which to put in the garden.
cilantro (though probably too late)
I'll put in tomatoes and potatoes (if not too late)
I've tried zucchini in the past but it doesn't fruit. Perhaps not enough sun?
I've lived in this house for 30 years. I'm an avid composter and have never used any poison sprays, etc. so I've got a good start.
I would appreciate any advice! Thanks.