Now that you have planned your garden it’s knowing what to plant and when.
Here are some helpful ideas for March: (Mid to Late March. Keep eye on weather)
- Celery- If the ground is workable, get the seeds in the ground now. If not, start seeds indoors.
- Carrots- March is good to plant. Make sure they get plenty of sun and water.
- Green Beans – Because they are a vine plant, they take up less room. You can plant in March.
- Chives- Perennials. I suggest these in a planter on the patio. They will bloom purple flowers and easily maintained.
- Beets and Broccoli- Both love the cooler weather, so get’em going now.
- Jicama- Mexican Turnip that can be eaten raw or cooked.
- Lettuce- Perfect crop for cooler weather which it thrives in.
- Peas- Again cooler weather is best.
And now planning for April. You can start many of these seeds inside:
- Wildflowers- for the bees and the butterflies
- Tomatoes- Make sure the threat of frost has passed
- Basil- Again, make sure frost has passed
- Squash and Melons- make sure you cover them so that the soil stays good and warm
- Cucumbers and cucumbers for pickling- towards end of month
- Rosemary, Sage, Thyme – towards end of month
- Cauliflower- end of month
In the meantime if you have a spot indoors or a greenhouse, you can get sweet corn, sweet peppers and others ready for May.