WOW! No winter at all this year, for the most of us…
(if you don’t count that little surprise freeze a week or two ago)
plants are aaaaall confused.
March plantings are not much different from February’s, but the important thing is this:
March is the last big planting month for the spring season.
With April’s warmth, the number of things you can plant drops drastically and then in May, June, and July there are really very few things you can plant at all… you need to have the plants growing already. Heat and humidity will affect plant growth and productivity – and so will the bugs and diseases!!
So here’s the list for March
Cool Weather Plants
- Onion – multiplier, bunching
Warm Weather Plants
- Beans – bush, pole, lima
- Southern peas
- Sweet Potatoes
- Summer Squash
- Winter Squash
Remember though, this is just a generic list. At your house in your gardening, things aren’t going to be generic. Yours may be warmer, cooler, sunnier, shadier, dryer, moister, more fertile, different pH, more organic matter, yadda yadda yadda… than the average generic garden.
Look around your garden world. Observe what and where things are growing, sprouting, the color, the health, moisture, disease… and use this information combined with a little common sense to guide your garden planting decisions.