Brrr! It’s chilly in March, but the worst of the cold winter weather is over. If you’re itching to get outside in the garden, like me, it’s not too early to plant some spring vegetables.
Your first step is to make sure you’re planting the right seeds at the right time. If you’re new to gardening, or not sure what to buy or plant this month–I can help. You need a vegetable planting schedule that’s customized for your area and climate. Click the image to get one for your garden.
Then check if the soil is warm enough for your seeds to sprout. A compost thermometer is going to be your best bet. If the soil isn’t warm enough, the seeds will either rot or will just sit there until the soil is warm enough for them to grow.
Next, prepare your soil and add any amendments (compost, natural fertilizer, etc) of your choice. You’re ready to get started!
This planting guide for Zone 9 has 11 vegetables you can plant in March for a great harvest this summer.
If you want to know exactly what to plant each month, get a customized vegetable planting schedule.