Growing in a more tropical climate will mean you will be dealing with pests and diseases that most don't deal with or know how to deal with specifically, so keep that in mind.
As for Nevada? You should have great success as I would thing your climate is relatively similar to southern Idaho. You may want to consider drip irrigation so you don't have to water by hand constantly and so you aren't wasting lots of water. It's much more efficient for targeted watering.