What Vegetables to Plant in March
March is the perfect time for gardeners to begin planting vegetables. It’s just late enough in the season to avoid frost but early enough that the growing season will last until fall. Here is a list of vegetables you should consider planting during the month of March:
Cool Weather Veggies
- Broccoli: Plant broccoli in fertile soil, working in some compost to ensure good drainage and nutrition.
- Cabbage: Cabbage likes cold weather, so it’s best to start it early in the season to get it out of the spring heat.
- Carrots:Carrots do well in cooler temperatures, so it is best to plant them early in the season to get the most out of them.
- Leafy Greens: Leafy greens include spinach, collard greens, lettuce, and kale. These vegetables should be planted in the first few weeks of March.
- Onions: Onions can be planted in early March if the weather cooperates.
- Radishes: Radish seeds should be planted directly in the garden in early to mid-March.
- Peas: Peas are a cool season crop that should be planted in late February or early March.
Warm Weather Favorites
- Tomatoes: Tomato plants should be planted in mid to late March, depending on the weather conditions.
- Peppers: Peppers need warm temperatures to thrive, so they should be planted around the same time as tomatoes.
- Cucumbers: Cucumbers should be planted in March or April, depending on the weather.
- Squash: Squash likes it hot, so it should be planted in mid to late March.
As always, it is important to monitor the weather forecast and adjust your planting accordingly. Planting too early can lead to plants getting sunburned or destroyed by frost. However, if you keep an eye on the weather, March is an ideal time to get your garden growing.