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I am going to plant a fall/winter garden this year. Does anyone have any suggestions for what I should plant and when I should plant it? This will be my first fall/winter garden. Thanks!

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I don't know what zone you are in Las Cruces but here is some great info for Texas and I hope one of the zones here matches. Good information here:
http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/plantanswers/fallgarden/fallindex.html
I can't grow lettuce well in the Texas heat so that is one of the crops I like to grow over fall and winter. Arugala loves the chilly weather also. I like to grow it in pots on the porch so it is off the ground and semi protected on the south side from any freezes. I just cut the leaves and let the plant grow more. Cilantro is another one that likes it cool and overwinters really well in the garden without protection. I get lots of nice cilantro in early spring from fall plantings.
Thanks Carol! Las Cruces is close to El Paso, and I'm not sure what zone that is but I'll try your suggestions because I started growing some lettuce early in the summer but then it got too hot for it.

Carol said:
I don't know what zone you are in Las Cruces but here is some great info for Texas and I hope one of the zones here matches. Good information here:
http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/plantanswers/fallgarden/fallindex.html
I can't grow lettuce well in the Texas heat so that is one of the crops I like to grow over fall and winter. Arugala loves the chilly weather also. I like to grow it in pots on the porch so it is off the ground and semi protected on the south side from any freezes. I just cut the leaves and let the plant grow more. Cilantro is another one that likes it cool and overwinters really well in the garden without protection. I get lots of nice cilantro in early spring from fall plantings.
I recommend you download the catalog offered by http://www.nativeseeds.org It has a lot of growing information based on season and altitude for desert crops.
Hope it is in by now. I plant Cabbage , Kale, Onion starts. I have a poly cover I can protect my garden from heavy frost & freezes. Any of the Cauliflower,Cabbage, Brussel Sprout group do will in cool climates. Onion,Garlic& Leeks can be planted in the fall fore summer harvest. If you have a poly type protection you will be able to enjoy Lettuce & all its family members well into late fall & again in early spring.

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