I live in the desert, which makes things a little different than they are in the rest of the country. It's in U.S. Department of Agriculture Plant Hardiness Zone 9b. Due to the intense heat, it's backward, season-wise. We get air-conditioned cabin fever from around May to October.
But from September to May we can fit in two growing seasons. I've just embarked on my first big gardening projects in the last year or so, and I'm in love!
At my former residence, there was not much room to grow anything. But I managed to get going
- half of a 4-by-16-foot raised bed at a local community garden (I call it my original raised bed or ORB),
- a front entrance herb garden,
- a back patio desert garden (also the designated protection area once temps go up),
- an 8-by-10-foot raised bed I share inside the HOA (the condo raised bed or CRB) and
- a Tomato Heaven garden high up on the second-story balcony.
Contact me at nevertoolatetogreen (at) gmail (dot) com .