It might be hard to believe after all the freezes we’ve been having, but our warm season is just around the corner. While Texas gets its weather straightened out, we can get ready to start planting our warm season veggies and enjoy some of the best months for gardening here in Central Texas. So, who else is ready for tomatoes and cucumbers?
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WHAT TO GROW IN AUSTIN TEXAS IN MARCH

 

Veggies

Arugula, Beans, Beets, Black Eyed Peas, Collards, Corn, Cucumber, Eggplants, Lettuce, Malabar Spinach, Melons, Mustard, Peppers, Potatoes, Radishes, Summer Squash, Swiss Chard, Tomatoes, Tomatillos, Turnips, Winter Squash
 

Herbs and Flowers

Basil, Chives, Cosmos, Lavender, Lemongrass, Mint, Nasturtiums, Oregano, Petunias, Rosemary, Sage, Thyme, Vincas, Zinnia


Want a Planting Guide for the Year?

Our Central Texas Monthly Planting Guide can help you keep track of Texas growing seasons and plan ahead to maximize your success in the garden. Each month includes planting times every two weeks and will help guide you whether to start by seed or plant seedlings you have grown yourself or purchased from your local nursery. Having this guide at your fingertips will help you each year as you are learning and growing in Central Texas.

Central Texas Monthly Planting Guide

Take all the guesswork out of your seasonal planting.

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What to Plant in March

Tips for planting this month:

  • Keep an eye on the upcoming weather before you plant and watch for any impending frosts
  • Add a good layer of compost before planting
  • Keep soil moist for proper seed germination
  • Water new plants in well
  • Watch them grow each day!
If you need some help planting onions or potatoes, check out how to plant onion transplants and seed potatoes here.
 
Many of your warm season plants need pollination to be productive, so make sure you add some flowers to your kitchen garden to attract beneficial insects like bees and butterflies.
 
We’re so lucky to have this incredible month of gardening while others are still waiting for the spring thaw!