I live in the Southeast area of the country (Knoxville TN). I have been gardening and recording what I do for years. I would love to share my successes and whoops moments with others. I try to grow pretty much everything, and have herbs as well. I mostly plant in the ground, and not a large garden but compact and with companions that appear to be quite happy. This year I have expanded quite a bit, and layered my garden in the fall with newspaper, cardboard, grass clippings, leaves, and kitchen compost to liven up the soil.