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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.
  • Parsley
  • 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:

  • Sunflowers
  • 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
  • Kale
  • Rosemary, Sage, Thyme – towards end of month
  • Cauliflower- end of month
  • Radishes

In the meantime if you have a spot indoors or a greenhouse, you can get sweet corn, sweet peppers and others ready for May.