Lower South

September, 2009
Regional Report

Web Finds

Seedling Photos
Have you ever stared at a tiny seedling in your garden wondering if it was from a seed you planted or a weed? Have you ever planted a flat of seeds for transplanting and lost the label then wondered which was which? The following Web sites are a great resource for identifying many types of garden plants in their seedling stage.

http://wintersown.org/wseo1/Seedling_Photo_Gallery.html
http://www.theseedsite.co.uk/seedlings.html

Check them out and save for future reference!

Favorite or New Plant

Sorrel
Sorrel grows very well in the southern garden. My spring plants even survived this hottest, driest summer on record! Sorrel provides a lemony zest to fresh salads and cooked dishes. Sow seeds in early to mid fall about 1/3 inch deep and maintain even moisture to get them off to a good start. Thin plants to 6 inches apart after they have 3 to 5 leaves and fertilize weekly for the first month or two with a dilute fertilizer solution.

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