If you are new to gardening you may find choosing the right vegetable plants for your area a bit of a challenge. Choosing garden collections is one way to get off to a good start without spending hours trying to decide what you should plant. These collections all grow well in Maine gardens and produce an abundance of fresh veggies to get your started in gardening.
Burpee Seed has announced its Burpee BOOST collection that features six of their most nutritious vegetables in one collection. All require full sun – defined as six or more hours of direct sunlight a day – and can be grown in containersThis collection includes tomatoes, peppers, lettuce, and cucumbers all ingredients for a delicious summer salad brimming with vitamins and minerals
Salsa lovers may prefer the Salsa Lovers Collection from Veseys Seed. This collection contains everything you need to grow fresh vegetables for salsa making. It includes tomatoes, hot peppers, tomatillos, oregano and cilantro. All require a location in full sun.
Harris Seed offers a Pick of the Patch collection that features beans, peas, carrots, cucumbers and zucchini. This collection grows in organic-rich well-drained soil in a sunny location. This selection provides your family with their favorites and produces plenty of vegetables for a family of four.
If greens are your thing, consider Harris Seeds Greens Collection. This packet includes bright light Swiss chard, spinach, lettuce, escarole and a special muslin mix. Grow the greens collection in a sunny location to keep your family eating fresh summer salads all summer.
Johnny’s Seed offers a Premium Greens Mix ideal for growing in Maine. It includes red and green mustard, Chinese cabbage, pac choi and tatsoi. Flavors range from tender sweet greens to spicy, making this combination a great choice for those who prefer variety in their fresh salads.
To try a selection of heirloom plants suitable for Maine gardens, try Pine Tree Seeds Heirloom collection. This includes tomatoes, beets, carrots, lettuce and squash. These too are suitable for growing in full sun.
If you prefer not to purchase a collection from a seed company, jot down the names of the plants they include and search your local Maine Greenhouse for similar plants to create your own.
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