What to Plant in March
It’s finally March! March is the perfect time to get those tomato and pepper seeds started indoors so they can be ready for an early spring planting! Also now is a great time to start planting cool weather vegetables that can withstand those last frost days of March and April.
Listed below are vegetable and herb varieties that are great to plant in March based on the Hardiness Zone that you live in.
Beets (Zones 7-10):
Beets are a tasty root vegetable edible for both its bulb and green tops. Beets prefer cooler weather and can be grown in early spring to late summer. For Zones 7-10, sow beets now for a fast, early summer treat!
Learn More: How to Grow Beets
Suggested variety: Golden Detroit
Broccoli (Zones 5-10):
Broccoli is a hardy, cool-season vegetable bringing colorful green nutrients to the table. If you live in Zones 5-10 and can find a quick growing Broccoli variety, you can harvest in late spring until it bolts in the hot summer sun!
Learn More: How to Grow Broccoli
Suggested varieties: De Cicco, Spring Raab
Cabbage (Zones 5-10):
Cabbage is one of the easier plants to grow in the garden as it is a hardy vegetable that comes in different colors and sizes. In Zones 5-10, be sure to select a variety that is right for your location (size and maturity length). Fertilize and water when cabbage head begins to form!
Learn More: How to Grow Cabbage
Suggested varieties: Late Flat Dutch, Golden Acre, Michihili
Carrots (Zones 5-10):
Other than the typical orange, carrots can be found in red, white, rainbow and purple colors. For Zones 5-10, start carrot seeds indoors so you can transplant them outdoors in early to mid May.
Learn More: How to Grow Carrots
Suggested varieties: Atomic Red, Black Nebula
Cauliflower (Zones 5-10):
Cauliflower varieties generally do best when started in the cool weather of spring. They are easy to grow under most conditions and will hold well. Zones 5-10, start seeds 4-7 weeks before the last frost depending on length of season.
Learn More: How to Grow Cauliflower
Suggested varieties: Amazing, Snow Crown
Corn (Zones 8-10):
Corn is one of the most rewarding and fast growing crops to grow! Corn is delicious when cooked only minutes after being pulled off the stalk. For Zones 8-10, try a small plot of corn after the last spring frost, working your way to a large field of several varieties.
Learn More: How to Grow Corn
Suggested varieties: Early Golden Bantam , Ambrosia, Sweet G90
Cucumbers (Zones 5-10):
Fast growing vine or bush cucumber plants can produce an abundance of delicious fruits. Be careful to pick a variety for the space you have in your garden! Vine cucumbers can be the best tasting, but need far more space than bush varieties. For Zones 5 and 6, start seeds indoors so you can transplant them outdoors between April and June. Warmer areas can sow directly two weeks after the last frost.
Learn More: How to Grow Cucumbers
Suggest varieties: Spacemaster 80, Green Finger, Manny
Eggplants (Zones 5-10):
Eggplants are delicious in various cuisine, but also make to be a great meat substitute for its hardy, tender texture. Start eggplant seeds indoors up to 10 weeks before the last frost date.
Learn More: How to Grow Eggplant
Suggested varieties: Black Beauty, Little Finger
Herbs (Zones 3-10):
Herbs are great to grow in order to add fresh flavors to any dish. For Zones 5-10, herbs can start to be transplanted outdoors. In any Zone, herbs are definitely the most popular indoor plant to grow year-round. Also check out the Urban Farmer Herb Kit for a variety of herbs!
Learn More: How to Grow Herbs
Suggested varieties: Sweet High Oil Basil, Standard Chive, Vulgaris Thyme, Bouquet Dill
Lettuce (Zones 5-10):
Lettuce is a great source of Vitamin A and will add color to any tossed salads for a summer treat. For Zones 5-10, start a crop of salad mix greens 4-6 weeks before the last frost that gets bright sun, but not all day. Great for late summer and early fall crops!
Learn More: How to Grow Lettuce
Suggested Varieties: Gabriella, Garden Leaf Blend, Dwarf Romaine
Melons (Zones 7-10):
Melons are a sweet and colorful addition to summer meals and are great for a home garden. For Zones 7-10, start seeds indoors for a head start on your summer garden. Great for hot, long summers and a staple for summer picnics and family fun!
Learn More: How to Grow Melons
Suggested varieties: Honeydew Green Flesh, Honey Dew Stutz Supreme, Rich Sweetness
Onions (Zones 5-10):
Get those onion seeds growing! Be careful to select an onion variety appropriate for your garden zone. Northern areas should plant long day onions, and Southern regions should plant short day onions. If you live in Zones 5-10, you can start transplanting your onions outdoors.
Learn More: How to Grow Onions
Suggest varieties: Sweet White Walla Walla, Red Creole, Yellow Spanish, Candy Hybrid
Peas (Zones 5-10):
Peas are a cool-weather vegetable that will flourish in the spring. For Zones 5-10, green peas and sugar peas are good to start 4-6 weeks before the last spring frost to yield a summer harvest.
Learn More: How to Grow Peas
Suggested varieties: Sugar Snap, Alaska
Peppers (Zones 5-10):
The fresh, crisp taste of peppers are a garden favorite. Peppers take up little space and can produce high yields when planted close together. Plant as many different varieties as possible! They come small, big, hot, mild, and an array of different colors. For Zones 5-10, begin seeds 6-12 weeks before your last frost date indoors for best results.
Learn More: How to Grow Peppers
Suggested varieties: California Wonder, Early Jalapeno, Sweet Banana, Rainbow Blend Bell
Spinach (Zones 5-10):
Spinach is a tasty cool weather vegetable and will produce until the hot weather of summer. For Zones 5-10, planting in March or whenever the soil is able to be worked will ensure you have plenty of harvest before bolting!
Learn More: How to Grow Spinach
Suggested varieties: Red Kitten, Renegade
Summer Squash (Zones 5-10):
Summer Squash is a very versatile plant to grow with many options. For Zones 5-10, starting in March or 3-4 weeks before the last frost and sowing in June will lead to fresh squash and zucchini to enjoy during the hot summer.
Learn More: How to Grow Squash
Suggested Varieties: Cocozelle, Yellow Crookneck
Tomatoes (Zones 5-10):
Tomatoes are the most popular garden vegetable to grow! Growing tomatoes is not only fun, but also treats you to some of the best tasting fruits in the world. Varieties can come in many colors, shapes, taste, and sizes. Start growing a few varieties every year to find your favorites! For Zones 5-10, start seeds 6-8 weeks before your last frost date indoors for best results.
Learn More: How to Grow Tomatoes
Suggested varieties: Betty, Cherokee Purple, Vintage Wine, Sweet Million, Tasty Evergreen
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