Recently we published an article on how to plan your garden and what you should be doing now to get it ready for spring planting. Y’all can read that here.
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.