Even though February is a short month, it feels like the toughest one to get through during the winter. But we made it! March is here. The days are longer and the temperature is rising. Even if it’s rising at a snail’s pace, I’ll take 40 degrees over 20 below zero any day.
Despite the cold, I stood on my patio yesterday and looked out to my garden area imaging it lush, green and full of plants. I can’t wait to get my seed sprouts planted in my garden. Still, there are a few snowflakes and frosty, cold nights lingering out there, so I’ll still have a few more weeks until my gardening season really gets into full swing.
In the meantime though, you can still do some work inside to get your garden off to a running start. Let’s dive into what seeds to plant where for March.
After several posts not having anything to plant, you can finally get started on filling your flats with seeds. Start these plants indoors this month:
- Hot peppers
Hooray! You can finally plant something, too. Start your tomatoes inside this month. Make sure to find a sunny window to put them in! Don’t worry, you’ll have plenty of things to plant in April.
If you haven’t planted your tomatoes and hot peppers yet, make sure to get on that this week. You can also start eggplant seeds indoors.
Toward the end of the month, you can plant all of these in your garden outside:
The final frost date is coming up in a few weeks – meaning you’ll be able to start hardening off the seedlings you’ve been tending to over the past few months. Right now, you can move these plants outside:
Towards the end of March, you can plant peas outside, too. They like cooler weather and will thrive for the next few months before the summer heat sets in. You may not have a lot to do this month, but get ready because April will be a busy gardening month for you!
You guys can plant a ton of cold weather crops and root vegetables in your garden this month.
- Green Onions
Also move these plants that you started indoors to your garden outside:
You can also start your bell peppers and eggplants inside.
Last month, you were able to plant cabbages and onion-related plants. Keep an eye on those. Later in mid-March, you can add peas to your outdoor garden.
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March is the last big month of your gardening season to start plants. A lot of the summer plants I’ll start in May or June you can start now:
- Summer and winter squash
Don’t forget to transplant your tomatoes, eggplants and bell peppers to your outdoor garden.
If you’re in one of the colder zones, like me, hang in there and start prepping your garden soil. Next month we’ll have more planting to do. See you next month for the April edition of What Seeds to Plant Where!
Have you planted any seeds yet? Share what’s happening in your flat with other Zing readers.