New Garden Checklist
Vegetable Seed Guide
There is nothing nicer than harvesting your own produce. Healthy fresh vegetables picked straight from your plot retain considerably more of the nutrients that are often lost in transport and storage. Furthermore, a comparatively small investment in seeds and fertilizer added to a little diligent elbow grease can save you hundreds, perhaps even thousands, of dollars off your grocery bill. Starting and maintaining your own garden is easy and fun.
With Southern States, you’ll have everything you need to enjoy fresh produce from your own garden. Start with the check list below to begin planning your garden!
- Start planning your garden in January
- Choose a well-drained, sunny location with sandy loam soil
- Test soil (see store for more information)
- Apply lime and fertilizer in accordance with soil test results
- Choose your vegetables
- Start seeds indoors to maximize growing season
- Till the garden
- Mark off rows
- Plant the seeds
- Water the seeds
- Thin your plants and begin weeding
- Check for disease and pests for immediate control
- Apply additional fertilizer
- Support plants like tomatoes as they grow
- Preservation-canning and freezing
Sustainable Vegetable Gardening
Vegetable Seed Guide
a few considerations for sustainable-minded growers
SKU 02180211Perfect 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.
SKU 02180271Red 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.
SKU 02180421Yukon 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.
SKU 02180291Excellent 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.
SKU 02180010Price 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.
SKU 02020306Get 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.