When I lived in Pennsylvania, I could never plant a garden. Our yard was always shaded and all we grew well was moss and ivy. Once I tried a pot of cherry tomatoes, but even after carrying it around to the sunshine, all we got were a few hard little green marbles.
After we moved to South Carolina, I was determined to try growing some vegetables. So, we bought some good topsoil, dug a garden, and planted onions, peppers, eggplant, green beans, and snow peas. I watered and watched and waited for the first little shoots to appear.