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Vegetable Seed Guide

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Checklist for the Perfect Garden

There is nothing nicer than harvesting your own produce. This checklist will help you plan your perfect garden.

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Plan your Garden

To start planning your garden, you should first determine the plant hardiness zone, or climate zone, that your garden is located in.

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Starting Seeds Indoors

Start a garden early by sowing seeds in containers indoors. Many valuable advantages will be gained from growing your own plants from seeds!

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When to Plant

Knowing when to plant is critical to a successful garden. This handy table will help you determine when to plant a variety of vegetables.

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How to Plant

Use this chart to determine how much seed to buy for your garden, and optimum planting dates – based on the upper south climate zone.

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When to Harvest

To get the best taste, texture and cooking quality, vegetables should be harvested at optimum maturity. This chart will help you determine when to harvest.

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The right garden tools make any job in the garden easier, whether you're planting, weeding, pruning, or clearing leaves.

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Southern States Seeds
  • Potato Kennebec 1 lb

    SKU 02180211
    Perfect for culinary needs, the Kennebec Potato features a medium maturity rate with a high yield of large oblong tubers. You can tell these potatoes apart from others because of their white skin and white flesh. Their specific gravity ranges from 1.075 to 1.100. Excellent for baking, boiling, chipping and frying. Price above represents a per pound price for a 50 lb. bag.
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  • Potato Red Pontiac 1 lb

    SKU 02180271
    Red Pontiac Potato features a late maturity and is a mid-season table stock with a high yielding return and medium specific gravity. Tubers are round to oblong with medium deep eyes, dark red skin, sometimes netted and white flesh. This seed is drought tolerant but susceptible to potato virus Y, bruising and scab. Price above represents a per pound price for a 50 lb. bag.
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  • Potato Yukon Gold 1 lb

    SKU 02180421
    Yukon Gold Potato features a medium maturity, mid-season table stock and yellow flesh. Guaranteed to produce a high yield with a high specific gravity. Tubers are oval with shallow pink eyes and a yellowish-buff skin. Susceptible to scab but resistant to potato virus A and potato leaf roll virus. Price above represents a per pound price for a 50 lb. bag.
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  • Potato Red Norland 1 lb

    SKU 02180291
    Excellent for boiling and frying, the Red Norland Potato 1 lb Bag features an oblong tuber, smooth and flattened shape, and a medium red color. This seed is widely accepted and has an early maturity rate. Price above represents a per pound price for a 50 lb. bag.
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  • Blue Lake Bean 274

    SKU 02040611
    Blue Lake Bean 274 is a lush, high-yielding bush bean with 5" to 5-1/2 " long dark green pods. This particular variety matures slowly in 61 days and is fiber-free, making it a tender and flavorful addition to the garden.
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  • Onion Yellow 1 lb

    SKU 02180010
    Price above represents a per pound price for a 32lb bag. Onion Sets, or "baby" onions, are used to grow green and/or dry onions. Taking about 4 to 5 weeks to mature, plant these seeds in your garden in either late fall or early spring to achieve green onions. If left in for the full 90-day maturity period, you will have dry onions in late July or early August.
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  • Purple-Top White Globe Turnip

    SKU 02020332
    The classic turnip. Purple-Top White Globe Turnips have medium-large tops, are dark green and erect. Root is 4" to 5" in diameter and globe shaped. Frost adds flavor, keeps well, and matures in 55 days.
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  • Hybrid Silver Queen Sweetcorn

    SKU 02030904
    You can't go wrong with Hybrid Silver Queen Sweetcorn. Its majestic stalks grow as high as 8' tall during the summer and produces well formed, cylindrical ears that are 8"-9" long with 14-16 rows of tender, snow-white kernels. Matures in 92 days.
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  • Early Prolific Straightneck Squash

    SKU 02020306
    Get what you expect with the Early Prolific Straightneck Squash. These seeds provide the best taste when the fruit is harvested young (about 4"-6" in length). Matures fully in 50 days. With a clear yellow flesh, this squash is delicious and appealing.
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  • Tenderette Bean

    SKU 02040610
    The Tenderette Bean is considered by some to be the best variety. With hardy, perfectly developed 5" to 6-1/2" pods, the Tenderette has no strings or fiber. The plant itself grows to a sturdy 18" to 20" and bears pods all summer. Matures in 55 days.
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  • Clemson Spineless Okra

    SKU 02020182
    Clemon Spineless Okra seeds are the most productive, producing 4' long plants with 6" to 7" pods. These straight, spineless pods mature in 60 days.
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  • Golden Summer Crookneck Squash

    SKU 02020301
    Golden Summer Crook Squash is a classic bush-type variety! Fruits grow up to about 10" long and 3-1/2" in diameter, with a small crooked neck and an enlarged blossom end where seeds are borne. Unique with its rich yellow color and warts, these squash weigh about 2lb each and mature in 52 days.
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  • Black Beauty Zucchini Squash

    SKU 02020305
    The ever-popular, traditional Southern States Black Beauty Zucchini Squash seeds produce 6" to 8" fruits that are perfect raw or cooked. This continual bush-type plant produces cylindrical fruits that are straight and slender with slight ridgets. The fruit is very dark, turning full green at maturity; flesh will be white, firm and fine; matures in just 45 days.
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  • Onion White 1 lb

    SKU 02180030
    Price above represents a per pound price for a 32lb bag. Onion Sets, or "baby" onions, are used to grow green and/or dry onions. Taking about 4 to 5 weeks to mature, plant these seeds in your garden in either late fall or early spring to achieve green onions. If left in for the full 90-day maturity period, you will have dry onions in late July or early August.
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  • Detroit Dark Red Beet

    SKU 02020051
    The ultimate all-purpose beet. Detroit Dark Red Beet is ready early, free of fiber, resists leaf rot, and is excellent canned and frozen. Know for its good roots and top, this tasty variety rivals many hybrids in quality. Matures in 58 days.
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  • Roma II Bean

    SKU 02040011
    The Roma II Bush Bean is tender and packed with that doesn't fade during processing, making it perfect for mechanical harvest. Improved disease resistance, strong vines, and slow development make this variety irresistible. Matures in 59 days.
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