Gardener’s To-Do List for March

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


March to-do list for zone 10March To-Do List For Zone 10

  • Plant okra, sweet potatoes, mustard, collards, cucumbers, and melons.
  • Plant flowers that will tolerate heat: petunias, zinnias, cockscomb (Celosia cristata), and caladium (Caladium ✕ hortulanum).
  • Start papaya (Carica papaya), chayote (Sechium edule), roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa), and jelly melon (Cucumis metuliferus).
  • If your holiday poinsettia is leggy, cut it back and plant it outdoors in a spot that doesn't receive artificial light at night.
  • Prune tabebuias (Tabebuia spp.) as soon as blooming stops.
  • At month's end, use a micronutrient spray to fertilize everything.
  • Dig compost into the soil near new plants and around the dripline of established trees and shrubs.


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