Answer: You're certainly right - gardening in Tucson is unlike San Francisco - or most any other place that's not considered the desert southwest! Gardening in Tucson can be challenging - growing seasons are all mixed up! You can grow nearly every vegetable and herb but their growing seasons are anytime except June-Aug. If you truly want some in depth guidance, here's a web address for the Master Gardener Study Manual from Arizona State University. It covers the basics and the specifics of gardening in the southwest:
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