What to Plant Now:
Southern Interior

Not sure what seeds you could be starting right now, or which transplants need to be set outside this season? Our regional planting guides take the guesswork out of garden planning! Click on the current month below to find out which garden plants need your attention right now.

Southern Interior Garden Region Map 



Don't live in the Southern Interior? Find garden planning information for your area. 

For planting times specific to your zip code, check out the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Vegetable Garden Planner. 


Good Reading About Your Region 

Best Tomatoes Interior South, January 2010 

Back to Land Louisiana, April 2004 

The Plowboy Interview Booker T. Whatley, May 1982 

A Barge On The Bayou, by Gwen Carpenter, July 1982 

Catering to Stink Bugs, by Gwen Roland, October 2008 (online) 

Southern Alabama, January 1988 

Watermelons for the World, June 2008 

Great Places You’ve Never Heard Of: 

Ocean Springs, Mississippi, August 2007 

Silva, North Carolina, October 2009 

Decatur, Georgia, August 2006 

Wimberley, Texas, August 2006 

Mountain View, Arkansas, October 2009






















Regional Gardening Resources 

Tennessee Organic Growers Association 

Georgia Organics 

Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network 

Carolina Farm Stewardship Association 

Texas Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association 

Beneficial Insects, Texas A&M University 

Organic Vegetable Gardening, PDF from LSU 

Louisiana Organics (ATTRA) 

Vegetable Gardening in Mississippi, Mississippi State University 

Growing Vegetables Organically, University of Georgia 

Organic Lifestyles, Texas A&M University 


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