Answer: Just about all soils benefit from the addition of organic matter--compost, well-rotted manure, leaves, grass clippings, etc. Adding organic matter will go a long way in improving your soil's water-holding capacity. If you have sandy soil, the water you apply may be running right through. (I would caution you to avoid overwatering--wilting can be a sign of root damage caused by overwatering. Check the soil before watering to make sure it needs it, and try to water deeply just once or twice a week, rather than every day.)<br><br>With vegetables it isn't so much as matter of which can<br>be grown in different climates, but the timing of planting. For example, you can grow lettuce in zone 2 to 10, but in zone 2 you'd be planting it in early summer, while zone 10 it is a winter crop. Same for other cool season crops such as broccoli and cabbage. Warm season crops such as tomatoes and melons are planted a little later.<br><br>A great website that can help you with planting information in your stateis from Texas A & M University. It's listed below.<br><br>http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/PLANTanswers/web.html <br><br>Also, consider having a soil test done, to determine your soil's pH, nutrient levels, etc. Your Cooperative Extension Service can provide you with information about soil testing.
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