vegetables and herbs - Knowledgebase Question

las vegas, Ne
Question by craftyfox120
May 23, 2010
I live in a townhome with no yard. What kind of vegetables and herbs and flowers can I grow on my balcony in pots. I live in las vegas nevada


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Answer from NGA
May 23, 2010

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Because of the summer heat, vegetables grow best when planted in October for a winter harvest, or late winter for a late spring harvest. Now that summer weather has arrived, I'd plant flowers and sturdy herbs such as rosemary, which can take the heat. In late September or early October you can grow cool season veggies such as spinach, leaf lettuce, cabbage and broccoli. In January or February you can grow warm season veggies such as tomatoes. They will grow and ripen before June and before the weather gets really hot. In the meantime, you can plant some heat and drought tolerant flowers such as Cosmos sulphureus (orange cosmos), Gaillardia pulchella (blanket flower), Gomphrena globosa (globe amaranth ), Leonotis nepetifolia (annual lion's) Phaseolus acutifolius (tepary bean), Portulaca grandiflora (moss rose), Zinnia elegans (zinnia) and Zinnia haageana (Mexican zinnia). Succulents include: Agave americana (agave ), Aloe saponaria (soap aloe), Aloe vera (medicinal aloe), Euphorbia tirucalli (pencil tree), Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi (South American air plant), Opuntia humifusa (hardy prickly pear), Stapelia spp. (carrion flower) and Tradescantia pallida (purple heart).

Best wishes with your container garden!

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