5. Planting varieties of vegetables or fruits that aren't a good match for your climate. Not all vegetables and plants grow vigorously in all climates. The best way to select the varieties that will thrive in your area is to contact your local extension agency. They will have a listing of recommended varieties. Most reputable nurseries will also only sell varieties that will thrive in the local climate. While I would love to grow citrus plants, our cool climate will not allow for this.
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