Gardener’s To-Do List for March

Here’s a zone-by-zone to-do list for the month of March.

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March to-do list for zone 8March To-Do List For Zone 8

  • Get cool-season crops into the garden now. Don't wait—soon the weather will be too hot for them. Have row covers or homemade windbreaks handy to protect plants on chilly nights.
  • Early this month, sow the last plantings of spinach, turnips, mustard, beets, carrots, and broccoli.
  • In mid-to late March, plant corn, tomatoes, squash, peppers, and cucumbers. Nourish young plants with liquid organic fertilizer.
  • Pull mulch away from perennials, shrubs, and trees to allow the soil to warm around them.
  • Plant carnations (Dianthus spp.), daisies, marigolds, petunias, and snapdragons.
  • At the end of the month, fertilize the lawn.
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