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Vegetable Gardening in the Arizona & New Mexico Mountains

The Arizona and New Mexico mountains are a disjunct region of mountains. A series of mountain ranges  extends from Northwestern Arizona into Central and Southern New Mexico. Summers are warm to hot and winters are mild. More than half of the precipitation occurs during July, August, and September thunderstorms. Pacific frontal storms December through March account for much of the other seasonal moisture. Larger settlements include Flagstaff, Prescott, Sedona, Camp Verde, Payson, Show Low, and Ruidoso.

This region also includes the Madrian Archipelago or Sky Islands in Southeast Arizona and Southwest New Mexico. Summers here are hot and winters mild. Much of the precipitation falls during July to September thunderstorms. Larger settlements include Safford, Willcox, Sierra Vista, Nogales, Bisbee, Douglas, Aqua Prieta, Cananea, and Nacozari.

Arizona and New Mexico Mountains Vegetable Gardening Information

Planting Dates and Variety Recommendations (Both Hybrid and Open Pollinated)

Recommended Crop Varieties, Planting Dates and Harvesting Information for the Three Growing Zones in New Mexico (NM State Univ)

Viola's Northern Arizona Spring Planting Dates

Vegetable Variety Recommendations for New Mexico (NM State Univ)

New Mexico Onion Varieties (NM State Univ)


Online Arizona Master Gardener Manual

Flagstaff High Altitude Organic Vegetable Gardening

Hoop House Greenhouses (High Tunnels)

Starting Plants Early Outdoors (NM State Univ)

Measuring Chile Pepper Heat (NM State Univ)

Row Cover Vegetable Production Techniques (NM State Univ)

Hoop House Construction for New Mexico (NM State Univ)

Row Cover Vegetable Production Techniques (NM State Univ)

Fruit and Nuts

Pecan Varieties for New Mexico (NM State Univ)

Raspberries for the Home Garden (NM State Univ)

Blackberry Production (NM State Univ)

Home Garden Strawberry Production (NM State Univ)

Minor Small Fruit Crops (NM State Univ)

Fruits & Nuts for New Mexico Orchards (NM State Univ)


High Altitude Gardening Blog

Community Gardening

Payson Community Garden