Planting can be complicated when you start to consider all the different factors. I never had an issue with growing anything until I moved into my current house. I never realized that soil type can be so very important. My current soil is very clay-like, it's not too bad but once it hardens, it hardens for real I didn't think it would be that big an issue until I started to plan my garden this year. I started to check 'soil types' when looking up seeds because I wanted to make sure that I could grow everything I wanted. I quickly realized that I wasn't going to be able to do much with this land. I had to grow my carrots in a pot because the soil was too hard for them to push through, I had to grow my cayenne peppers in a pot because I was concerned that the soil type wasn't going to let them grow. This was quite a hassle. I'm considering buying a big amount of dirt and mixing it into my bad dirt so that I don't have this issue again next year. Has anyone else tried to supplement/mix their soil with another type in an attempt to help their crops? What type of soil do you have and does it impede your ability to grow things? Or, are you one of those people who think soil type doesn't/shouldn't matter?