It’s Springtime i.e. time to get into the garden and grow something! The days are starting to get longer and the sun is shining (mostly) and it is the perfect time to grow your own vegetable gardens. Here are vegetables to plant (or start) in March/April for most zones.
Spinach and Lettuce
Both spinach and lettuce are fast growing and can be seeded in a spring garden. They like the cool weather and will continue to grow until it gets too hot out. Since they are so fast though, you can harvest the baby leaves for at least 6 weeks before the heat comes. In milder zones, they can be grown right through summer.
Carrots and Radishes
Another set of vegetables that grow great in the spring are carrots and radishes. Radishes are the fastest growing vegetable and are ready to harvest in as early as 24 days. Carrots can be harvested around 30 days. These two should be planted once the ground has thawed out or in a container garden that is at least 12 inches deep.
Plant tomatoes from seeds or transplants in early spring. They can grow throughout summer as they are heat loving plants. Tomatoes put out a healthy root system and need monthly fertilizing to grow lots of yummy tomatoes. Grow cherry tomatoes, large Beefsteak tomatoes, and a few other varieties so that you will never run out of tomatoes on the vine this year!
Squash are the perfect plants to grow in March and April. This includes yellow crookneck squash, zucchini, cucumbers, and even winter squashes like Butternut Squash. These are best grown from seed at least a couple feet apart. One plant can feed two people quite easily. Winter squash is actually planted in the Spring and harvested in the summer but you can store the hard-shelled squash for a few months after that.
Both Bell Peppers and hot peppers like jalepenos are best planted in the Springtime. They grow great from seed and will produce peppers until early Fall as they love the heat of summer. They could use a monthly side dressing of organic amendments to keep those peppers growing.
These are just a few of the options of vegetables to plant in March to get your garden growing!