My BFF moved from CO to NC just west of Shelby.
She didn't do a lot of gardening here, but had a few favorites that don't love it there. She also now has a house on a couple of acres & would love a vegetable garden.
She's had a hard time growing anything, and says the soil is basically red clay. I suggested she take a sample to a local nursery so they can help her figure out what she needs to add to the soil to improve it, and probably make it more friable.
Any other recommendations?
For those who live in the area, what are some EASY plants to grow there? I know she's in zone 7 (a?) and most of the yard area would be mostly sunny.