Thanks, for the info dogwoman. I had to give up my vegetable garden for health reasons, but I still like reading about gardening, my heart is in it!
I've noticed that about something doing well in your area that shouldn't and something supposed to do well in your area and doesn't. Sometimes it's even different in your yard than others. I kept a journal, too. (I love to read the published gardening journals of others.)
I like to say I have a light green thumb but I love gardening. I found that the organic seeds and plants were harder to grow than the regular ones so that was a challenge for me. I also couldn't always get heirloom tomato plants to bloom. But that's me. I loved it when Cherokee Purple produced a few tomatoes. Wow, what a delish tomato. There is no comparison. I recently got a tomato catalog and was dazzled by the gorgeous heirlooms. Now that I'm not gardening I'm going to spend some money on buying those great looking heirlooms in the store. Isn't it wonderful how many varieties of fruits and vegetables there are?
I only planted what was hardy in my area. No trying of fussy plants you have to baby. I planted some muscadine grape seeds and the plants are growing like crazy. No care at all, don't need much water. I really hope they produce grapes. I love muscadines. Maybe I'm supposed to do something, but if not, it'll work for me, the no-care thing. I hope they're not the terminator seeds that Monsanto produces, but I got them from the grapes themselves that I bought. How many terminator seeds does Monsanto produce, I wonder?