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About the Middle South Region
The Mid South begins just east of Richmond, runs along the east Appalachian Mountains, through central Virginia, the western areas of North and South Carolina, the Tennessee Valley, northern areas of Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, central Arkansas and Texas west of Dallas. Mild winters range from 35-50°F and hot, humid summers can reach above 100°F, with much cooler weather in the mountains. Rainfall varies greatly, from Texas getting 20-30 inches to 60 inches in areas of Tennessee. Sandy, loamy soil is acidic with a pH typically under 6.