March Garden Report

Spring has finally sprung!

Hard to believe, but the time has come to get back in the garden, even though it’s been cold and we’ve even had a little snow this month.  I love to see the progress of the garden (and I do get comments about it) so just like last year, I plan to post once a month about what happened there.

March is is all about planning and planting.

vegetable garden seeds 1

What did we plant first in the ground?  The lettuce family goes in early, under cover to keep them warm:

  • Arugula
  • Cabbage
  • Mesclun
  • Spinach (2 kinds)
  • Swiss Chard

What went in the greenhouse?  Seedlings from the mini indoor greenhouse will be transplanted outside in a month or so.

  • Herbs (Basil, Cilantro)
  • Peppers (try, try again)
  • Eggplant
  • Brussel Sprouts

 

What else went in the ground?  Mid month in the ground, we planted:

  • Beets
  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Green beans
  • Marigold

    vegetable garden - seedlings

    seedlings

  • Nasturtium

In 4-6 weeks, we will do another “tranche” of the same, plus a few other things I’m sure.

We also did some other maintenance and preparation: spreading out the compost that started cooking last year, re-assembling the greenhouse, repairing and improving fences.  (I use the term “we” loosely because hubby does all the heavy labor around here – you’re the best, honey!)

It’s exciting to see the fruits of last year’s labors!  Green shoots of Garlic planted last fall popped up mid month.  Rosemary and Sage have over-wintered and look surprisingly healthy.  Asparagus should be poking out soon.  And I expect grapes and blueberries this year!

Looking forward to a good year!

 

vegetable garden greenhouse

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