What to Plant in March

Oh March, you make Spring so close we can almost see it. March is the perfect time to get those tomato and pepper seeds ready for an early spring planting! Also a great time to start planting those cool weather vegetables that can withstand those last frost days of March and April.



Last time I wrote about getting your seeds started indoors since most take 6-8 weeks to get to transplant size. But there are many more options for planting in March than in January, so it's time to get your hands dirty! 



Beets

Sow beets now for a fast, early summer treat.

Suggested variety: 

Detroit Dark Red
We grew beets last spring and they were so easy and seriously the most delicious beets I've ever tasted. 


Broccoli


If you live in a warmer climate and can find a quick growing Broccoli variety you can harvest until it bolts in the hot summer sun! 

Suggested variety:
 Calabrese

Cabbage


Cabbage is one of the easier plants to grow in the garden. Select a variety that is right for your location (size and maturity length). Be sure to fertilize and water when cabbage head begins to form. 

Suggested variety:
 Premium Late Flat DutchGolden AcreMichihili

Carrots


Planting carrots by mid-July yields a fall crop that will keep in the garden until used. 

Suggested variety: 
Little FingerScarlet Nantes

Corn


One of the most rewarding and fast growing crops to grow. Corn is delicious when cooked only minutes after being pulled off the stalk. Try a small plot of corn, working your way to a large field of several varieties. 

Suggested variety: 
Peaches and CreamIncredibleSugar Buns
*Full disclaimer - I'm probably not planting corn this year. But if you have the desire and the space, you should!


Cucumbers



Fast growing vine or bush cucumber plants can produce an abundance of cucumber fruits. Be careful to pick a variety for the space you have in your garden. Vine cucumbers can be the best tasting but need far more space than bush varieties.

Suggested variety: 
Spacemaster 80MuncherMarketmore 76

Lettuce


Start a crop of salad mix greens that gets bright sun but not all day. Great for late summer and early fall crops.

Suggested Varieties: 
ButtercrunchMesclun MixBlack Seeded Simpson

Melons


Melons are some of the most rewarding plants to grow. Great for hot, long summers. 
A staple for summer picnics and family fun.

Suggested variety: 
Sugar BabyCrimson SweetHales Best

Onions


Get those onion seeds growing. Be careful to select an onion variety appropriate for your garden zone. Northern areas should plant long day onions. Southern regions should plant short day onions.

Suggest variety: 
Sweet White WallaRed CreolYellow Spanish


Peppers


Fresh, crisp peppers are a garden favorite. Peppers take up little space and can produce high yields when planted close together. Plant as many different varieties as possible. They come small, big, hot, mild, and an array of different colors.

Suggested variety:
California WonderEarly JalapenoSweet BananaSuper Chili


Spinach


Spinach is more of a cool weather vegetable and will produce until hot weather of summer. Planting in early March will ensure you have plenty of harvest before bolting.

Suggested variety:
 BloomsdaleSamish


Tomatoes


The most popular garden vegetable. Growing tomatoes is not only fun but treats you to some of the best tasting fruits in the world. Tomatoes come in many colors, shapes, taste, and sizes. Grow a few varieties every year to find your favorites!

Suggested variety: 
BrandywineCherokee PurpleRomaSweetieHeirloom Blend


I'm grateful for this little bit of rain we finally had after what seemed like forever. Is everyone ready to get their hands dirty?



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