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When it comes to things to plant and grow in March, the range of fruits, vegetables, flowers, and herbs that you have to choose from starts to broaden for the year.
There are plenty of bulbs to plant, seeds to sow, and cuttings to take and root during this cool part of the year.
Read on below, discover the 12 best things to plant and grow in March!
Top 3 Best Vegetables to Plants and Grow in March
This green vegetable grows rather well in cold weather, even in the earliest months of the spring growing season. The real trick is getting your kids to eat it!
Plant broccoli approximately 1/2 inch deep in well-prepared soil, with around 1 1/2 feet to 2 feet in between in hole (leave up to 3 feet in between rows).
Make sure your broccoli seeds stay moist for up to 2 or 3 weeks. Afterward, water broccoli with between 1 and 1.5 inches of water each week.
Kale is one of many leafy greens that are good for both planting and growing in march. In fact, you can even grow kale all year long (with a greenhouse, or in the right climate zone).
Plant kale seeds in the soil at a depth of between 1/4 and 1/2 inches and leave up to 10 or 12 inches between each hole.
Provide no less than an inch of water to kale each week, and no more than 2 inches (unless of usually high temperatures or dry soil).
Beets are another great vegetable that you can plant or grow in the early spring month of March. Sure, beets are an acquired taste, but those who grow them can’t wait to get them planted each spring.
Being root vegetables, beets need plants a bit deeper than plants with shallow roots like kale. Plant beets 1 inch to 1 1/4 inches deep in the soil.
Water your beets no less than once every 5 to 7 days with approximately an inch of water.
Top 3 Best Herbs to Plant and Grow in March
This well-known herb is a staple in most homes and kitchens, but did you know that it can be planted and grown as early as March each spring?
Like many herbs, rosemary doesn’t need to be planted very deep. Plant rosemary seeds just 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch deep in the soil.
Keep the rosemary seeds wet, but well-drained, for the first 10 to 15 days. Afterward, water your rosemary plants once or twice every 15 to 20 days, with a total of approximately 2 inches of water.
Oregano is another of the most preferred cooking herbs in the world, and it is also one of the best things to plant and grow in March.
This herb needs planting around 1/4 inch deep in the ground, with approximately 6 to 8 inches between each hole.
Water the seeds and seedlings daily for 10 to 15 days, just keeping the soil moist. Once it’s established, water your oregano one time every 15 or 20 days. The plant only needs around an inch of water.
Sage is one of those herbs that is grown just as often for landscaping purposes as it is for use in the kitchen. Once established, sage plants may grow for years if properly cared for.
Plant your sage seeds between 1/4 inch and 1/2 inch deep in the garden bed, with around 18 to 24 inches between each hole. Rows should be spaced approximately 2 feet apart.
Water sage plants twice per week in the beginning. But, once they are well-established, you may reduce watering to 1 inch every 15 days or so.
Top 3 Best Fruits to Plant and Grow in March
Blackberries are on the top of many gardener’s lists of things to plant and grow in the early spring. They are easy to clone from already existing plants, and may also be started from seeds without much fuss.
If you’re planting blackberries from clones, or blackberry plants from a nursery, plant them shallowly in the soil. Cover the roots with soil and make sure there are approximately 2 to 3 inches of soil over the top of them.
Blackberry plants need a minimum of 3 feet between each other, an important fact to keep in mind this March!
Blackberries require around 1 1/2 to slightly more than 2 inches of water each week, depending on the temperature outside and the soil type.
Blueberries are a favorite fruit to plant in march, especially when buying 2 or 3-year-old bushes from a nursery. Unlike blackberries and raspberries, blueberries don’t grow on vines, rather they are like small trees.
Planting blueberries is a big deal because they take up to five years to start producing berries regularly. When planting them, dig your hole(s) between 10 and 12 inches deep and cover the plant’s roots well.
Water your blueberry plants with around 1 inch of water every month during the year, and 1 inch of water during the spring. When blueberries are blooming and ripening, increase watering to 3 or 4 inches per week.
March is the perfect time for tending your raspberries, as well as cloning or planting new raspberry plants. It’s also a great time for simply relocating raspberry bushes that aren’t in the greatest location.
When planting raspberries, cover your clones or plants up to the stem, beneath the first set of branches. Like blackberries, raspberries may be planted shallow but firmly.
Water your new plants or transplanted raspberry bushes daily for the first 15 to 20 days. Follow up with an inch of water each week until berries appear on the plant. Increase watering to 2 or 3 inches of water each week while berries are maturing.
Top 3 Best Flowers to Plant and Grow in March
1. Sweet Peas
Sweet peas are, well, one of the sweetest smelling things that you can plant and grow in early spring (including during the month of March).
This flower’s seeds need only be planted a single cm deep in the soil. That’s why it’s best to start them in containers, where they may be protected and better cared for.
Water the seeds daily, just keeping the growing medium wet. Once flowers appear, continue keeping the soil moist (which means watering lightly once every 7 to 10 days.
Poppies may not be the first flower that comes to mind when you’re thinking of the most beautiful flowers. But, poppies are not only gorgeous and delicate flowers, their seeds are also used for baking cakes and more.
These flowers may be planted from seeds (practically just tossed out and covered with a cm or two or compost), or planted from roots. If planting from roots, prepare a hole that is between 8 and 12 inches deep and cover the roots completely.
Water your freshly planted poppies on a daily basis, for up to 2 or 3 weeks. Once they sprout and start developing, water the soil only enough to keep it moist. Poppies do not grow well in over-wet soil.
Cosmos are a breathtaking sort of flower that bloom much later in the year than the month of March. However, early spring is one of the best times to plant cosmos bulbs.
Plant your cosmos seeds up to 1/2 an inch deep, with around 2 inches or so of space between each hole. Make sure to leave around 12 inches around each plant/hole.
Cosmos are a flower that does not enjoy an over-abundance of water after germinating. Only water your cosmos when the soil is bone-dry or approaching said status.
What Sort of Things Do You Plant or Grow in March?
Early spring is one of the most beloved times of the year for gardeners and plants parents. The earth is reviving itself and every day things get a little bit greener.
And then, before you know it, after planting all the best spring plants, flowers are blooming, fruits and vegetables are developing, everything in the garden is growing for the season.
What sort of stuff do you plant or grow in March? We’d love to hear all about your March gardening routine in the comments section below! Thanks for reading!
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