For High Desert planters, this is what I suggest:
Bean, bush Bean, lima beet, Cantaloupe, Carrot, Chard, sweet corn, Cucumber, leaf lettuce, spring peas, Pepper, Irish seed potato, Radish, Rhubarb, Rutabaga, Spinach, Summer squash, Tomato plant, Turnip, Watermelon
Some of these might need some protection if a frost hits so pay attention! This would include squash, tomatoes, peppers and melons. The rest should do fine with bad weather for the most part. Some straw wouldn’t hurt and neither would some plastic, or a milk jug.