Gardening Articles: Edibles :: Vegetables

Fresh Plants for Southern Gardeners

by Susan Littlefield


Gardeners in northern parts of the country may be harvesting tomatoes and peppers, but if they are thinking about planting, they are considering quick growing, cool season crops like spinach, lettuce and cole crops. Not so southern gardeners. Folks in these warm areas of the Gulf Coast and Southwest have a different planting schedule than the rest of the nation, with a lot of good growing weather still ahead of them. But they often have a hard time finding transplants available for sale for their late season gardens.

To accommodate these gardeners in the southernmost areas of the country, the Natural Gardening Company, a mail-order source for organic seeds and transplants, is expanding its offerings for the 2010 summer planting season. In addition to a complete range of tomato seedlings, including main crop, cherry, plum and specialty varieties, they offer transplants for basil, peppers, eggplants, cucumbers and zucchini. The varieties include Genovese basil, Ace pepper, Fairytale eggplant, Diva cucumber and Cocozelle zucchini, some of the company's best known and most well-liked vegetable varieties.

The plants will be available from July through September. Plants in 3-inch pots are available in groups of six, twelve, eighteen or additional multiples of six. Gardeners may order the vegetable seedlings through the company's website or by calling 707-766-9303. All Natural Gardening Company seedlings are certified organic by CCOF.

For more information on Natural Gardening Company's offerings, go to: Natural Gardening Company.

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