What Vegetables Can You Plant In March?
March is a great time to start your vegetable gardening. But what vegetables should you be planting during this time of the year? Here are some vegetables you can plant in March:
Cool Weather Crops
- Beets: Beets thrive in the cool weather of the early spring. Plant your seeds about a month before your last expected frost.
- Carrots: Carrots can be planted in late winter or early spring. Allow up to two months before your last expected frost.
- Spinach: Spinach grows best in temperatures between 60-70F. Plant your spinach seeds in a container or directly in the soil.
- Turnips: Turnips can be planted in early spring, two or three weeks before your last frost. Plant them in soil that’s been amended with compost.
Warm Weather Crops
- Tomatoes: Tomatoes are a warm weather crop, but you can plant them in March if you’re in a warmer climate. Plant extra plants as they may not make it through the colder months.
- Peppers: Peppers thrive in warm weather and can be planted in March. They will need plenty of sun and regular watering.
- Cucumbers: Cucumbers also need warm weather to thrive. Plant them in an area with at least 6 hours of sun per day.
- Squash: Squash can handle some frost, but prefer moderately warm weather. Plant them in late winter or early spring.
March is the perfect time to get started on your vegetable gardening. With the right care and attention, these vegetables can turn into a successful and bountiful harvest!