Peppers: Spice up the season with peppers. Charlie loves both ‘Sweet Banana’ and ‘Hot Banana’ peppers as well as ‘Purple Beauty’ bell peppers.
Find Them: The Cook’s Garden, Southern Exposure Seed Exchange, or Seed Savers Exchange
Cucumbers: If you love cukes, try ‘Lemon,’ ‘Striped Armenian,’ and ‘Diva.’
Find Them: Johnny’s Selected Seeds
Tomatoes: This is the favorite vegetable to grow in the South, hands down. ‘Sun Gold,’ ‘Giant Oxheart,’ ‘Chocolate Cherry,’ ‘Super San Marzano,’ and ‘Yellow Pear’ were grown in this garden, but there are hundreds available for you to plant.
Find Them: Totally Tomatoes and The Tasteful Garden
Okra: This Southern staple loves the heat. Try ‘Clemson Spineless,’ ‘Cow Horn,’ or ‘Alabama Red.’
Find Them: Southern Exposure Seed Exchange or Park Seed Company