Very Sandy Soil, can be very dry, but with rainy season in Feb March. Biggest challenge is keeping everything fertilised ( in what appears to be a not overly nutrient rich soil) and maintaining water retention. We have a lemon tree, kumquat tree and we are trying a few tomatoes, and we have herbs. Very small block with tropical plantings and large boulders to create 3 levels. We are trying a cultivated thornless Chester blackerry as we both remember them from our childhood and my mother had a superb cultivated bush in NZ, which was prolific. However, we are told our climate is not really suitable.