I hope I'm in the right place. This is my intro. I'm in zone 8, I grew up farming at my grandparents who lived in sunny southern CA. We could grow anything. I'm now in the NW and have a limited season but lots of variety. I garden in my back yard. I use the square foot method and some traditional. My attitude is I can grow anything until proven otherwise. This year I planted greens in the fall and ate them all winter. I grow everything except mellows and corn. Just not enough prolonged sun for melons and not enough room for corn.