In a recent public radio program (I believe it was Prairie Home Companion,
but it may have been What Do You Know?) the host interviewed the
editor of Organic Gardening magazine. I was so inspired that I sent
in a subscription postcard! My husband and I are only in our second
year of having a "garden-able" site, and we had some success in our first
year. We are reading extensively to learn more about appropriate techniques
and crops in our region: far-southern Illinois.
Here are my two questions: first, what are the best
crops for our hot humid region, and specifically
crops that can survive in soil with high clay content (really, I could
throw a pot with this stuff). Second, the Organic Gardening Editor
stressed the value of growing amaranth. Would this be good here,
given our clay, heat and humidity?
Any ideas or tips would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you, Leslie
Dr. Leslie Aileen Duram
Department of Geography
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, IL 62901-4514 U.S.A.
phone: (618) 453-6084