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March Planting Guide

March 01, 1997

A lot is going on in the garden this month. The weather tends to remain chilly, so cool-season vegetables still thrive. The days are lengthening, which also makes it a good time to start some warm-season crops. If you can't find warm-season vegetable plants in the nursery yet, they can be started from seed. Cold nights are also possible, so tender seedlings should be covered at night until mid-month. More wet weather is probably on the way, so give the garden a chance to dry between plantings. When the time is right, plant any of the following:

FLOWERS

Ageratum

Alyssum

Aster

Calendula

Candytuft

Dianthus

English daisy

Foxglove

Iceland poppy

Larkspur

Linaria

Nasturtium

Nemesia

Pansy

Penstemon

Primula

Queen Anne's lace

Shasta daisy

Snapdragon

Statice

Stock

Strawflower

Verbena

Violet

COOL-SEASON VEGETABLES and HERBS

Arugula

Beet

Bok choy

Brussels sprout

Cabbage

Carrot

Cauliflower

Celery

Chive

Collards

Endive

Kale

Kohlrabi

Leek

Lettuce

Mustard greens

Onion

Parsley

Parsnip

Peas

Radish

Rutabaga

Salad burnet

Salsify

Scallion

Swiss chard

Spinach

Turnip

WARM-SEASON VEGETABLES (after mid-month)

Corn (early)

Eggplant

Pepper

Potato

Summer squash

Snap bean

Tomato (early variety)

FRUIT AND NUT TREES, SHRUBS AND PLANTS

Apple

Blueberry

Macadamia

Loquat

Strawberry

* Researched by Julie Bawden Davis / For The Times

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