According to Mother Earth News, the top 10 Crops for the Southern Interior are:
Sweet Pepper, Slicing Tomato, Bush Snap Pea, Summer Squash, Broccoli, Bulb Onion, Pole Snap Pea, Cherry Tomato and Hot Pepper.
Again, that does NOT mean that you can't grow anything else, only that these crops might be the easiest.
Also according to Mother Earth News, planting time is February. Seed can be planted indoors (with natural or artificial light) if it's too cold outside. Seed varieties include:
Arugula, Asparagus, Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Celery, Chard, Collards, Eggplant, Beans, Fennel, Kale, Leeks, Lettuce, Onions, Pak Choy, Peas, Peppers, Potatoes, Radishes, Radiccio, Spinach, Tomatoes, Turnips and ALL Herbs.
-Plant ONLY Heirloom Seeds. Find out why...
-Plant Basil!!! It's easy.
-More easy varieties are: lettuce, beets, radish, turnips and borage.
-Try Peat Pellets for seed-starting made easy.
-Plant more seeds than you think you'll need. Stuff happens!
-Take notes or keep a log of what works, what didn't work, questions and comments. Or blog about it!
If you are looking for additional help for natural or organic pest control check out "Natural and Organic Pest Control." I use Neem Oil for powdery mildew when I just can't get rid of it any other way.
Consider Companion Planting for natural pest control and healthy veggies.
Would you like more gardening info specific to your area?
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