March was an easy going month for the garden here in Central Florida. Weather was good, with a couple of cooler nights. Below we have a few photos for the March 2019 Garden Update.
What’s Growing in March
Lettuce and strawberries were really prolific this month.
The strawberry plants are continuing to produce a lot, and the blueberry blossoms have started to form fruit as well.
The tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant are continuing to grow in their own little peat moss pots and are getting transplanted this weekend. This year I’m trying something new and growing my tomato plants in my raised beds instead of pots.
Here’s what was growing in March here in hardiness zone 9b:
Vegetables: Peppers, eggplant, tomatoes, cabbage, broccoli, carrots, beets, green onions, lettuce, kale, sugar snap peas, swiss chard, and celery.
Fruit: Limequats, Meyers lemons, Key limes, bananas, elderberry, strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries.
Flowers: Mums, Mexican heather, and roses. A handful of other flower seeds were also started.
Herbs: Chives, parsley, oregano, sage, mint, calendula, lavender, and feverfew.
March Happenings and Shenanigans
Everything was prepped for the spring season last month. This month the last task I had was finding the type of marigolds I like to plant around my raised garden beds. Nurseries have started to get them in, and I’m keeping my eyes open for some 12 packs.
I’m continuing to use the seed starter tray I purchased last month. The Pro-Hex Professional Seed Starting Tray is still working well for me, though I haven’t tried to transplant anything yet.
I’m looking forward to the rest of the spring season!