I admit that I am not a great gardener but I like to try to grow veggies. I recently relocated from SE Wisconsin to SW North Carolina. I found a local feed / fertilizer store that gave me a great handout on what to plant when in our area. I also bought many of my seeds from them to ensure I had varieties that could grow here. We put in four 8' x 4' raised beds. The soil here is all red clay so I thought raising the beds and starting with new soil would be quicker than trying to get the current clay suitable for planting. I decided to try planting a little of everything to see how each plant grew. That way I could better plan for next year and get some large harvests of the items that do the best. Again, I'm not a good gardener so I need to find ways to stack the deck in my favor. We had a crazy year here. It went from winter to 90 degrees. All my broccoli just came up and bolted to flower. Mixed greens bolted pretty fast too. So I'm not sure how my early spring cold crops are going to do. I am excited that I can get multiple plantings of a lot of my veggies because the season is so long. I recently started on my second plantings of potatoes, broccoli, tomato, etc.. We will see how it goes. It is funny that many of the same bugs are eating my plants, I am still dealing with squash bugs, Japanese beetles, etc... same as in Wisconsin.