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Hurricane season may have played havoc with the South, but you might want to start to rebuild by planting a garden...you can donate fresh veggies to survivors in shelters. Trouble is, the weather in the South can be brutal...maybe not for okra or fried green tomatoes, but for many other plants in your vegetable garden.
A raised vegetable garden or herb garden is ideal for Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky and Florida--let's not forget, raised garden beds produce 1.4 to 2 times as much vegetables as ordinary garden beds...just think of all the evacuees that can feed! Raised vegetable garden design allows more drainage and less dryness, so your plants won't wilt in that famous Southern humidity. Just to be safe, choose plants that are designed to be as tough as Scarlett O'Hara: