It’s that time of year when there’s rain on Monday, heat waves on Wednesday, and snow on Friday. With March weather this fickle, you might be wondering if it’s possible to even garden right now, and the answer is…YES! Here’s what we recommend you start planting this month:
Once the climate is safely warm enough for them, it’s best to plant perennials right away in beds that face the sun. Planting this early allows them to acclimate to their new environment before summer. Hellebores, candytuft, lungwort, mukdenia rosii, and coral bells are great options to add to your lawn after a desolate winter.
Pansies and ranunculi are among the very few annuals tough enough to withstand the ranging weather patterns of March. And they happen to be some of the more bright and cheery flowers, which is a nice change from winter’s gloom!
As the soil begins to warm up in March, it’s perfect timing to bring out bulbs that were too delicate to be outside during winter, such as dahlias, lilies, and gladiolus. You’ll be able to enjoy their lovely shapes and colors for as long as possible this season.
If you want luscious green grass later on, then it’s time to reseed your lawn with tall fescue blends. The combination of ongoing spring rain, warmer temperatures, and growing sunshine enhances the growing process for a beautiful summer lawn.
Cool Seasonal Vegetables
Now’s the time to plant hardy vegetables that need more time to grow before being harvested, such as potatoes, radishes, cauliflower, lettuce, and carrots. We recommend staggering when you plant vegetable seedlings in weekly batches to expand your harvest time. That way, you can enjoy the food you’ve grown for as long as possible. You’ll thank yourself later!
For detailed information on planning, growing, and harvesting your vegetable garden, we encourage you to come learn from us, or explore the Old Farmer’s Almanac at www.almanac.com.
At Burger Farm and Garden Center, we want to equip everyone with the tools and knowledge to make their plants, lawn, and garden beautiful and healthy. Learn more and visit us today at burgerfarms.com.