March is a big planting month! I’m seeing tomato plants fly off the shelves at the local nurseries, and hoping folks are not putting them in the ground just yet, although I have spoken with some folks who are risking it. We normally don’t plant tomatoes until after the last average frost date, March 15. Tomatoes don’t like the cool nights.
EARLY MARCH FROM SEED
Beets, chard, collards, lettuce, mustard, peas, radishes, beans, endive, potatoes
EARLY MARCH TRANSPLANTS
Broccoli, chard, collards, endive, lettuce, mustard, onions, asparagus crowns
LATE MARCH FROM SEED
Lima beans, snap beans, beets, cantaloupe, chard, collards, corn, cucumbers, eggplants, lettuce, black-eye peas, pumpkin, radishes, watermelon, summer squash, New Zealand Spinach
LATE MARCH TRANSPLANTS
Peppers, Tomatoes, Tomatillos
Herbs – All of the herbs can be planted mid-March. Cilantro hates the heat and will bolt, so I’ve already planted cilantro and will keep it in a sunny but cooler spot out of full sun.