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Mesquite NV - Fruits and Vegetables Grow in the Desert Backyards - Hard to believe?

Mesquite NV - Fruits and Vegetables Grow in the Desert - One of my Mesquite MLS listings has a huge backyard, over 1/3 acre.  In this small town, that is a very big lot.  I had taken pictures of the lush landscaping and mature trees make this yard so inviting.  Only recently did I actually walk back to the far corner of this custom home for sale - wow!  Produce!

Mesquite NV Backyard in NO HOA NeighborhoodMesquite has it's own water - we are sitting on a huge aquifer, maybe the biggest in Nevada.  The water is harsh to the skin, most homes have water softeners - but boy do the plants here love the minerals!

This backyard has quite a variety of trees and plants, from blooming cactus to a huge Oak tree.

Even a large Evergreen tree that just makes me want to hang some Christmas ornaments on it.  Since the home is in a neighborhood with NO HOA Fees, you can do pretty much whatever you want.  Without asking permission from the Homeowner Association.

But the special of the month in this Mesquite backyard is the grape vines with a whole bunch of bunches of grapes getting ready to mature and now I found a glorious fig tree.

It is huge and full of little figs - figi?

I can't wait for them to bloom.  Actually, I don't like figs, I am just amazed that this tree is laden with them.

It is a desert here - who knew that growing fresh fruit in your backyard garden is an option?

Mesquite NV Backyard in NO HOA Neighborhood - Fig Trees

Mesquite NV Desert Backyards - Fruits and Vegetables Grow in the Desert

 

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Comments

May the wonders never cease. Sounds like the perfect place for retirement.

Posted by Glenn Roberts (Retired) over 6 years ago

Yep, it does sound inviting for retirement and who would have thought you'd have fruit there?!!

SO glad to be reading more from one of my favorites of all time here in the Rain, Virginia!  

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) over 6 years ago

Glenn - it is!

Debe - SO glad to be back!  The May contest is killing me.  Every night at 5 minutes till cutoff, I am submitting a quickie.  :(

Posted by Virginia Hepp - Mesquite NV REALTOR, Mesquite NV Homes and Neighborhoods - Search MLS (ERA - Mesquite NV Homes For Sale) over 6 years ago

Virginia I can relate to those "midnight quickies" *wink*, I seem to be doing the same thing!!!  But we are getting them in and getting better about consistent posting, right???  Besides, if you hadn't poste this we wouldn't know there was a lush garden in the middle of the desert!

Posted by Bill & Cyndi Daves, TeamDAVES - Your REALTORS In the GA/NC Mountains! (Hiawassee, Young Harris, Blairsville, Hayesville, Murphy and Beyond!) over 6 years ago

Virginia, looks like a lovely yard. I'm not a "fig" fan either ( I am a fan of Fiji/Figi), but I admire anything that grows and produces food. 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) over 6 years ago

Cyndi - Yes, I think we all are somewhat.  :)  The gardens here are a surprise - I am always amazed at what grows here with just a little regular water - there are some bushes downtown that have never been trimmed - probably 30 ft high.

Debb - It is a huge backyard, changes with the seasons - just needs a swimming pool to be perfect!  I will be waiting for the grapes to ripen.

Posted by Virginia Hepp - Mesquite NV REALTOR, Mesquite NV Homes and Neighborhoods - Search MLS (ERA - Mesquite NV Homes For Sale) over 6 years ago

Virginia ~ It really is great to see you back and posting your wonderful local information. It is also really great to read this May contest is killing someone esle and not just me!! The good news is we are almost there ~ just a few days left!

If you don't mind, I'd like to re-blog for my Reno area readers. I think they would be interested to learn of the variety of fruits and vegetables that can be grown in the desert. Thank you...

Posted by Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno (Ferrari-Lund Real Estate ) over 6 years ago

Hi Terrie - sure you can reblog it - when we lived in Reno, I had a garden in a flower bed - pumpkins were growing all over my driveway, and one of my sunflowers got so big, maybe 8 ft tall, it fell on my car during the night and left a big dent - so I know some stuff grows there.  :)

Posted by Virginia Hepp - Mesquite NV REALTOR, Mesquite NV Homes and Neighborhoods - Search MLS (ERA - Mesquite NV Homes For Sale) over 6 years ago

Virginia:  I remember growing up one of our neighbors had two fig trees, a black and a white.....I like the leaves!

Posted by Sidney Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula, Realty Works Temecula (Realty Works Temecula) over 6 years ago

Jane - I never heard of white figs - I will find out what these are in a few weeks, they are growing fast.

Posted by Virginia Hepp - Mesquite NV REALTOR, Mesquite NV Homes and Neighborhoods - Search MLS (ERA - Mesquite NV Homes For Sale) over 6 years ago

Who knew??!!  Virginia this looks like a lovely backyard and as long as there is water, I imagine you could grow many things there.

Posted by Mary Douglas, REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado (United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado) over 6 years ago

Virginia,  I had no idea that you were writing for a contest--glad you are though!  We really are glad to see your awesome posts back on the board each day!  I haven't participated in one of these but, really need to MAKE myself. I would be so much better off to write in the mornings and get it over with but, I wait until late too--when the phone isn't ringing any longer!!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) over 6 years ago

Mary, Yes, till it gets too hot in the summer, we set the drip systems for twice a day.

Debe - Thank you - it is the first time for me - I seem to remember to post when I have about 10 minutes to cutoff time.  I swore I would finish the contest, and by golly, I will - the posts are a bit lightweight, though.  :(  But it all helps.

Posted by Virginia Hepp - Mesquite NV REALTOR, Mesquite NV Homes and Neighborhoods - Search MLS (ERA - Mesquite NV Homes For Sale) over 6 years ago

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