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Gardening in the South

Southern gardeners can harvest a cornucopia of homegrown produce, from tomatoes and corn to blueberries and figs. The soils are rich, the growing season is long, and there’s plenty of warmth and sunshine. Discover the best vegetables, flowers, fruits and herbs that are uniquely suited for growing in southern climates.

Gardening in the South

Southern Favorite Vegetables

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Try these vegetable varieties which have been proven successful in the South by our Burpee customers including heat tolerant seeds and plants.

Lettuce, Heatwave Blend

Lettuce that keeps its cool in the heat, remaining productive and tasty longer.

Tomato, Sweet Seedless Hybrid

The world's first seedless tomato!

Turnip, Purple Top White Globe

A timeless heirloom variety, ancient yet still tops with turnip lovers

Southern Annuals

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Annual flowers that thrive in the heat of our Southern home gardens.

Zinnia, State Fair Mix

Jumbo flowers in an array of colors.

Zinnia, Senora™

This is one of the prettiest, most eye-catching zinnias we've encountered.

Southern Perennials

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We recommend these perennial flowers and shrubs for the Southern hardiness zones.

Lavender, Lady

All-America Selections winner.

Gaillardia, Burgundy

A blanket of flowers in areas where other plants won't grow.

Seed Starting

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Seed starting supplies from the most trusted name in home gardening at Burpee.com including greenhouse kits, grow lights, heat mats, and trays.

Ultimate Seed Starting Gift Sets

Everything you need to grow perfect seedlings at home.

XL Ultimate Growing System

All in one self watering kit with 32 extra-large seed starting cells.

Seedlings Heat Mat

Increases temperature—your seeds germinate faster and grow faster.

We also suggest these gardening products and ideas.

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93015 3 Cages $49.95
97599G 3 Extenders $39.95
93017C 3 Cages, 3 Extenders $79.95