My name is Jolene Wallace, user name jotxnbr. I live in San Antonio, TX, zone 6b - 7. I have been flower gardening for over 40 years, but only vegetable gardening for three. And boy did I pick the wrong years to start. The drought conditions and days with temps over 100 have really taken a beating. Surprisingly my cantaloupe survived this year, it just produced very small melons during the heat. I live on the edge of the Texas Hill Country so I grow my vegetables in above the ground beds. We have 3 inches at best of top soil followed by caliche, a clay like rock, followed by limestone. I like to grow tomatoes, corn, potatoes, lettuce, watermelon, and onions.