This month has come in like a lion but any new seeds you sow will start doing their thing regardless, as the days lengthen and the temperatures climb (however imperceptibly). For us, March has much of the same potential for freshness, bounty (and creativity) in the new growing season that comes with the new year.
You can already plant out some early season vegetables (as starts or seed) such as broccoli, cabbage, collards, garlic, kale, lettuce, onions, spinach and swiss chard. Carrots, beets and bush or pole beans, as well as potatoes, eggplant, cucumbers and summer and winter squash can get a start inside under grow lights or at a sunny window. Many nurseries have vegetable starts in 4″ pots, and Seattle Tilth is hosting an early edible plant sale on March 17th. We can also help you pick out the perfect varieties of vegetables, berries, fruit trees and ornamental plants for your space and height restrictions, sunlight exposure, aesthetics and taste.