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Growing Food in March: The Most Common Plants to Start

Seed Starting March

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March is one of our favorite months of the year. Life is beginning to emerge from the cold of February, and new sprouts are everywhere! In March, we’re starting many things directly from seed outdoors, and continuing to plant new rounds of spring seeds indoors to transplant later. The climate is different in every location and you can see specific dates for your location using our FREE iOS, Android, and Universal Web App.

Root Crops
March is prime time for planting root crops like carrots, beets, radish, and others. These foods don’t like to be transplanted and are best planted directly outside from seed. One key to planting these outside is keeping the seeds moist until they sprout. We’ve found it simple to do so with automated irrigation and have guides on YouTube showing how easy it is to build it out of PVC pipe or install drip irrigation system.

 

Peas
Peas also prefer to be planted from seed and March is a great time to get them started! Peas require something to climb on, and one can easy be made by attaching cattle panels to t-posts. Check out our YouTube channel for full details on how we build trellises on the cheap!

 

Cruciferous
We’re also beginning to transplant the broccoli and cabbage we started indoors last month, and will direct seed more throughout our garden. We plant them densely and thin them down as they grow, eating the super-nutritious “microgreens”.

 

Herbs
March is a great time to transplant herbs into your garden! Herbs like rosemary, oregano, thyme, sage, and chives are some of our FAVORITE things to grow and have numerous benefits! Not only are they incredibly nutritious, but they help repel pests from your other plants! You can check out which plants help each other in our free app with the “companion plants” feature! You can also join us at the OKC Home + Garden Show on March 22nd, 23rd, and 24th for our FREE classes!

 

Greens
We like to get our greens (such as lettuce, kale, and spinach) started outdoors in March as well. We take the same approach to our planting as with our cabbage and broccoli by planting densely and then eating the thinnings as “microgreens”.

 

Tomatoes+Peppers
If you haven’t already started your tomatoes and peppers, there is still plenty of time! We continue to plant different varieties of tomatoes (both bush and vine!) and peppers (banana, bell, hot, and sweet!) indoors under grow lights to get a head start on our growing season.

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