Here Is What To Plant In March: Vegetable Edition
March is here, which means it’s time to start thinking about what you will be planting in your garden this year. Now is the prefect time to decide what has a place in your garden and to start sowing it. Especially when it comes to vegetables. There are a ton of veggies that can be started inside or enjoy the cooler weather. So, if you are wondering what to plant in March when it comes to veggies, we’ve got you. We’ve collected a list of all the best vegetables that you can get started during this month. So, what are you waiting for? Choose your favorite veggies and start planting!
It’s time to start thinking about what you will be planting in your garden this year
What To Plant In March
While you may think it’s way too early to start thinking about gardening, it’s actually not. Now is the perfect time to start planning, sowing, pruning, cleaning, etc. So, don’t wait around. Choose which veggies you would like to harvest later this year and start growing them now. Here are some of the best vegetables to plant in March.
Now is the perfect time to start planning, sowing, pruning, cleaning, etc.
Parsnips may not be everyone’s favorite crop, but it makes a great hearty addition to your planting list. You can use this root veggie in soups, stews, roasts, and pies. Plenty of uses, as you can see. Parsnips are slow-maturing roots, so you will need some patience waiting for them to emerge from the soil, but once they do, it is worth it. Sow this seed in a sunny site, and somewhere where you won’t move them.
Parsnips makes a great hearty addition to your planting list
This leafy green is a tasty veggie that doesn’t mind the cold weather and will produce a bountiful harvest until the scorching summer heat arrives. This vegetable is cold-hardy and can survive even in frigid weather. Spinach definitely prefers chilly nights. Seed spinach every two weeks from March to May if you want to plant several successions and have plenty of spinach for the spring season.
This leafy green is a tasty veggie that doesn’t mind the cold weather
Lettuce can be grown pretty much all year round. Well, at least in some zones. But even if you live in a colder climate, lettuce isn’t picky. It does just fine germinating cold soils as well. Place your lettuce in a place that gets plenty of sun (but not all day) and plant them around four to six weeks before the last expected frost of the season. This way you will be able to enjoy lettuce pretty soon.
Lettuce can be grown pretty much all year round
Carrots don’t germinate well in soil that is too cold. That’s why gardeners recommend sowing them in late March. You can also warm up the soil by making a DIY mini greenhouse. But in some zones carrots will do just fine without any soil warming. While some root crops have no problem being replanted, when it comes to carrots it’s best to directly so them into the ground. So, no transplanting here. If your soil is too cold, it’s best to wait until April, as the soil temperature should be above 65F.
Carrots don’t germinate well in soil that is too cold
Mmmm, what a great hearty spring root. Beets can be sowed directly into the ground up to a month before the last expected frost. Beets can tolerate frost pretty well, but cannot flourish if the soil is too cold, so keep that in mind. The soil should be more than 50F. If you want an earlier harvest, you can start your beets indoors, as they don’t mind some root disturbance later on.
Beets can be sowed directly into the ground up to a month before the last expected frost
Onions are super versatile. They can be used in pretty much any meal, so having some home-grown ones is always of use. Like most allium-family crops, onions don’t mind cool weather, however, they take a long time to establish. This makes March a great time to get this veggie rooted. Gardeners recommend planting onion sets rather than seeds and to put them in the ground a couple of weeks before the last frost.
Onions don’t mind cool weather
Yummy turnips are a great choice for March planting. This root is quite cold tolerant, as it enjoys the cooler weather and even the seedlings don’t mind a light frost. This makes them a safe choice for planting in this chiller month. You can directly sow the seeds into the ground around two or three weeks before the last frost. You can protect your turnips by using some row covers just in case.
Yummy turnips are a great choice for March planting
Now you know what to plant in March when it comes to vegetables. We hope you found this article useful. Now you can roll up your sleeves, grab your gardening gear and start sowing! We wish you good luck and a bountiful harvest this year.
Now you know what to plant in March when it comes to vegetables
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