For those living in the southern states, you may think you are faced with too many factors that will adversely affect the success of your vegetable garden. Don't get overwhelmed! For most seasoned gardeners, it's a dream! Picture a long growing season where you can grow many crops year-round, even into the winter months. You may live in an area with severe weather temperatures, but you can still produce a bountiful harvest, bumper crop after bumper crop.
For help with producing a successful year-round vegetable garden check with your local county extension office or Master Gardeners Program. They often can provide you with a year-round planting calendar which is best suited for your exact location, and always choose "heat-tolerant" varieties that have been proven to do well under extreme heat/drought.