March is when things really start happening in the garden – even though some wintry weather is normal for this month you can’t help but notice the flowers appearing, the buds swelling, and the birds singing – nature knows that winter is almost over. If you haven’t already placed your seed order you need to do it ASAP! If you save your own heirloom seeds you don’t have to worry about buying seeds – ever again.
March is the right time for planting many cool season plants, but unfortunately the unpredictable weather means that it might be hard on any given day to work in the garden. So try to take advantage of any break in the weather to prepare the ground as soon as possible. Add compost, manure, lime and other soil amendments at planting time if you haven’t already.
Freeze hardy annual and perennial vegetables can be planted or set out any time in March:
- Potatoes *
- Onion and Shallot sets
- Fava Beans
- Jerusalem artichokes
Frost hardy vegetables can be seeded or set-out later in the month: » Read more: March in the Garden