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This master gardener can help you start a fall garden in Phoenix, even if it's just a windowsill

By Lauren Gilger
Published: Tuesday, October 10, 2023 - 12:55pm

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Melissa Kruse-Peeples
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Master gardener Melissa Kruse-Peeples at her Tempe home.

It’s officially fall, and the weather almost reflects that. For some, that means it’s planting time.

Melissa Kruse Peeples does just about everything when it comes to gardening. She manages the garden at Arizona State University's Polytechnic campus, helping the university with urban garden education and outreach. She also runs her own gardening business, teaching consulting classes and workshops.

Peeples is back in the KJZZ studio with The Show to talk about what to grow this season. 

Melissa Kruse-Peeples
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Master gardener Melissa Kruse-Peeples life is steeped in gardening. Along with having two gardens of her own — one in her front yard and one in the back — she manages the garden at Arizona State University Polytechnic Campus.

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