You know what they say. If you don’t like the weather in Texas, just wait five minutes. That couldn’t be truer as we kick off March. With such unpredictable weather, it can be hard to know how your garden will fare. We’ve mapped out a few tips and tricks as well as plants that will thrive this time of year to help you get started.
Pro Tip: Because of the unpredictable weather in March, it’s important to be careful with what you transplant into your garden. We recommend instead to repot transplants into larger pots. This way you can move them outside when the weather permits and move them inside if a frost is looming.
Seeds to Sow
Beans and beets thrive at this time of year. As we near the end of March, consider Black-eyed Peas, Collards, Corn, Endive, Malabar Spinach, and Summer Squash.
Many vegetable plants should be on your list for March. This time of year calls for Cucumber, Eggplant, Peppers, Tomatillos (you need to plant at least two), and Tomatoes.
Hardy perennial herbs like Chives, Echinacea, Lavender, Lemongrass, Mint, Oregano, Rosemary, and Thyme can all be planted at this time of year. Depending on when we’ll see our final frost, we recommend planting basil at least two weeks after the last frost for optimal growth.
This is is a solid starting point, but if you have questions, come visit our outdoor department. We’ll help get you started on your own specific gardening goals. And now through March 31, all 4” herbs and veggies are just $1. Happy planting!