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What To Plant In March

March is here at least, which means that new gardening opportunities are beginning to present themselves in different parts of the US. Not every area will have anything that can be planted – it’s best to know your USDA hardiness zone before planting anything. This guide on what to plant in March will help you make the most out of your local growing season.

What to plant in March

Even in some warmer hardiness zones, it’s still very chilly. This is why you’ll want to select plants that are somewhat to very hardy. Hardy plants won’t die so easily during cold snaps. These plants are good candidates for a March garden.

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Flowers you can grow in March

Some flowers need to be planted the previous fall, others can be planted right during March.

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Crocus

  • Likes full sun
  • Plant crocus corms the previous fall before freeze
  • Emerge in Febrary-March

Daffodils

  • Likes full sun
  • Plant bulbs pointy end up the previous fall before freeze
  • Emerge in February-March

Tulips

  • Likes full sun
  • Plant bulbs pointy end up the previous fall before freeze
  • Emerge in March-April

Pansies

  • Likes full sun or part shade
  • Water well
  • Zones 4-8

Trillium

  • Likes shade
  • Grows 16 inches tall
  • Zones 5-8

Hellebore

  • Likes shade
  • Water often
  • Zones 4-8

Bloodrot

  • Likes shade
  • Water often
  • Zones 3-9

Vegetables you can grow in March

There are numerous veggies that can be planted in March, depending on your hardiness zone. These are some good early season vegetables to grow.

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Beets

  • Likes full sun
  • Zones 5-10

Broccoli

  • Likes full sun
  • Zones 5-10
  • Harvest before summer

Cabbage

  • Easy to grow
  • Likes full sun
  • Can tolerate some shade
  • Zones 5-10

Carrots

  • Start seeds indoors if earlier than May
  • Likes full sun
  • Zones 5-10

Read More: How To Grow Perfect Carrots Every Time

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Corn

  • Better in warmer areas
  • Likes full sun
  • Zones 8-10

Cucumbers

  • Start indoors in zones 5-6
  • Likes full sun
  • Zones 5-10

Eggplant

  • Likes full sun
  • Semi-hardy, watch out for frost
  • Zones 3-10

Leafy greens

  • Most leafy greens can be grown in spring
  • Like full sun to part shade
  • Zones 5-10

Onions

  • Hardy, cool weather vegetables
  • Likes full sun
  • Zones 5-10

Peas

  • Cool weather vegetable only
  • Likes full sun
  • Zones 5-10

Keep Reading: 12 Winter Vegetables You Can Grow In Cold Weather

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Cody Medina
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Cody was born on the western slope of Colorado. In his high school career, Cody was nominated and awarded the Amazing Youth Leadership Award by the HRC for establishing one of the first Gay Straight Alliances which then inspired the creation of several other GSAs on the western slope. Cody’s interest in environmentalism stemmed from that experience as well. Cody now resides in Oregon with his partner and beloved animals. He enjoys hiking, camping, running, climbing, watching movies, writing, reading, walking his dog, driving to the ocean, and hanging out with his friends when possible.
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