Extreme Heat: Gardening in the Low Desert

One Arizona gardener shares her ongoing journey to combat the high heat and make her desert garden thrive.

The seeds grown by Native Americans were adapted to the unique conditions of the low desert. They were tolerant of heat, drought, and high soil alkalinity. The methods they used to plant, tend, harvest, and prepare the food crops also evolved into systems that were effective for them and the environment.
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