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What can I plant now? Is it too hot? (Las Vegas)

Posted by lenaowens 8 (My Page) on
Tue, Aug 21, 07 at 10:44

Hello everyone. I'm new to Las Vegas and I've been enjoying reading your posts and I'm sure this is the best forum to join. This is my first post and will be my first attempt at planting a few edibles on my patio. My questions are: When is the next best time to plant anything and what? (vegetables and/or herbs in particular). I'd like to get started right away. I have a small patio....maybe 8 x 10 ft and I'm thinking about filling a plastic swimming pool with top soil, with a few holes in it, and raise it off the concrete. Do you think that will work? Thanks for any and all advice in advance.


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RE: What can I plant now? Is it too hot? (Las Vegas)

Hello Lena(?),

Welcome to Las Vegas. I don't know where you are from but if it isn't from the desert you will find growing things different here. This is probably too late to grow warm season vegetables but fall is a great time to get cool season vegetables in the ground. Things like, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, cabbage, lettuce, onions, etc.

I don't know about your swimming pool idea. It seems like it could get heavy when it is full of dirt, plants and water and it might be hard to support it well. Also because drainage is important to plants I wonder if a few holes will be enough. Maybe if you put gravel in the bottom and the holes but then that will add to the weight. Hey, if you already have the pool I guess it can't hurt to try but I'd probably try something a little more like a pot, maybe five gallon buckets with drainage holes punched in?

Anyway a lot of things I try aren't successful but it's a learning process and after 17 years here I'm definately still learning.

Good Luck! Maria


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