Where does Georgia get its soil?
Watermelons can be grown on any well-drained soil throughout Georgia but are particularly well adapted to the Coastal Plain soils of South Georgia. Yields of 20,000 to 40,000 pounds per acre are common. More than 35,000 acres of watermelon are produced in Georgia, with more than 25 percent of this produced on plastic mulch. Source: http://pubs.caes.uga.edu/caespubs/pubcd/B996-w.htm
The ladies of the Federation of Women's Clubs requested that the Georgia General Assembly look at the Cherokee Rose, as they couldn't decide on a state flower. Even though the flower is from China, it took to the soil of Georgia so well that it can be considered an invasive weed. Therefore on August 18, 1916 the flower was adopted by Joint Resolution No. 42.
The last American colony was Georgia, founded 50 years after the other twelve. It was founded by James Oglethorpe, a prison reformer. Oglethorpe was a member of Parliament who was concerned about the atrocious and crowded conditions of the debtor's prisons, when he resolved to ship the inmates to America where there was plenty of room. a Georgia has more families and there was more fertile soil, allowing for the growing of tobacco,rice,and indigo
a soil formed under broad-leaved forests in humid subtropical regions, chiefly on parent material fromclayey shales. It has an acid reaction and low humus content, and its yellow color is caused by the presence of ferric hydroxide. The total thickness of the soil horizons is 30-70 cm. Four types of yellow earth may be distinguished: yellow soil, yellow podzolic soil, yellow gley soil, and yellow podzolic gley soil. Yellow soil covers large areas in China…
These regions are called Physiographic Provinces. The five physiographic provinces of Georgia are the Coastal Plain (subdivided into upper and lower regions on the map at left), the Piedmont Region, the Blue Ridge Region, the Ridge and Valley Region, and the Appalachian Plateau. Vegetation varies among these provinces and within them, depending on soil type, elevation, moisture and disturbances.