March is here and the countdown to spring is too! Depending on your growing zone, you may be able to start getting seeds and seedlings in the ground later this month. Just remember that for most plants, the magic date you’re looking for is the last frost date of the season. Once the danger of frost has passed you are ready to get your spring garden in full swing! Here’s what you need to plant in March:
- Cabbage is ready to thrive in the cooler temperatures of early spring, and now is the perfect time to get those seedlings in the ground.
- Lettuce can be grown throughout the spring until the sun and heat get too strong. Plant a succession bed and replant every couple of weeks for maximum yield.
- Tomatoes and Peppers can be transplanted outdoors in warmer zones, and they can begin the hardening off process in cooler zones with sunny, moderate daytime temperatures.
- Onions of most varieties will do well if planted now.
- Strawberries and Blackberries may be planted all month.
You should also:
- Work out your garden plan and draw it up on graph paper to make planting day easier.
- Apply fertilizer to shrubs and lawn areas.
- Finalize soil amendments for your spring beds and prepare them for planting.