March is a great month to get your garden started! Spring is almost here and I am so excited to get out into my garden. Today I have a March planting guide specifically for zones 9 & 10.
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If you aren’t sure what your garden zone is you can follow this link to find out!
Before we get started, I want to remind you to make sure that you figure out what the last frost date is in your area. While the last frost date for zones 9 & 10 is normally before March 1st, it’s important to check just to be sure! I would hate for you to plant your tomatoes, only to lose them to frost. You can normally find this information fairly easily on the internet, so double check to be sure!
Now that we’ve got that out of the way, get your shovels and gardening gloves ready because we’ve got a lot of crops that you can get started this month!
I also filmed a video for you about what you can plant in March in Zones 9 and 10:
March Planting Guide-Crops to plant by seed
You can start all of the following crops outdoors by seed in March! Just remember to grab some garden labels so you remember what you plant where!
Cool Season Crops:
All of these crops are cool-season crops you can plant them outdoors in zones 9 & 10! Cool-season crops are hardy, so even if it does get a little bit chilly they should be just fine! If you don’t know what the difference is between warm and cool-season crops, you can learn here!
You can never have too much homegrown lettuce in my opinion! You can find my tips and tricks for growing your own lettuce here: Growing your own Lettuce
Beets are really good for you and they are so easy to grow! I have a detailed guide for growing beets that you can follow: Growing Beets in Your Backyard Garden
I don’t know what it is about home-grown carrots, but they taste so much better than the ones you buy from the store! To me, they taste so much sweeter! Yum!
Radishes are a great cool-season crop that you can start in March! I like to use them as toppings on my salads!
There are so many things you can get started in your garden in March. Here are a few more cool-season crops you can start by seed:
March Planting Guide-Warm Season Crops:
Here are some of my favorite warm-season crops that you can plant as seeds in March. Remember to wait until after the last frost date before you plant any of these crops!
Green beans are a garden staple. They’re easy to grow and they taste great! You can learn my tips for growing green beans in this post: How to Grow Green Beans
Can you believe that you can start corn in March in zones 9 & 10? I am so jealous! If you don’t have a lot of space in your garden, you can grow corn using the hill method. We use this method every year and have had a lot of success!
Cucumbers are so easy to grow and they are very productive, so they’re one of my favorite crops for beginner gardeners!
Commercially grown potatoes are often drenched in pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, etc which is why I prefer to grow my potatoes organically in my backyard garden. There are also a ton of varieties that you can try that you won’t find in the grocery store. We grow potatoes using the hilling method and it’s been very successful!
Other warm-season crops:
You can also start all of these crops as seeds in March!
March Planting Guide: Crops to Transplant
These crops can be planted in your garden as transplants in March. Remember all of these crops need to be planted AFTER the last frost date!
Tomatoes are my favorite crop on this March planting guide for zones 9 & 10! I love growing tomatoes and I have a lot of tips on how to improve your harvest. You can check them out here: 10 tips for growing tomatoes
Peppers are another great crop to transplant outdoors in March in zones 9 & 10. Not only do they taste great, but they’re also beautiful plants! We actually use peppers in some of our flowerbeds. It saves us space in our garden for other crops and they look amazing!
Celery can be transplanted outdoors in March! Get it growing in your garden now!
I hope you’ve been able to get some good ideas of what to get started in your garden in March! Let me know what you are planning on planting in your garden this month in the comments! Happy gardening!