10 Essential Plants Every Southerner Should Grow

Gardens are the crown jewels of our Southern lifestyle. We've been growing our own food for decades, whether with crops on a farm or in raised beds in the backyard. From our beloved pods of okra to the versatile grains of amaranth, we've pulled together a list of ten essential plants every Southerner should have in their garden.


[MUSIC] Number nine, Corn. It's hard to beat the taste of fresh sweet corn picked straight from the garden. Sow your own field of dreams with a sugary classic like Silver Queen, or try a succulent heirloom type like Country Gentleman [MUSIC] Number ten, Cosmos. This is the signature flower in the movie the Color Purple. Creat your own beautiful setting with Technicolor cosmos mixes. For more garden videos, check out SouthernLiving.com
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