Garden To-Do List For March

Garden To-Do List For March


Hello gardener! Here’s your to do list for the month of March. Find your zone and check the suggested things to do to start your growing season.

Not sure which hardiness zone you belong to? Find out by visiting the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map here.

Zone 1

  • Start seeds indoors for perennials and annuals, only the tender ones.
  • Clean and sharpen your gardening tools.
  • Do not feed dormant houseplants
  • Buy indoor seeds then plant them indoors.

Zone 2

  • Start perennial seeds indoors.
  • Do not feed dormant houseplants
  • Start planting indoors or in cold frame
  • Remove mulch from early bulbs

Zone 3

  • Prune shrubs
  • Pot up stored bulbs
  • Water evergreens if the soil is dry
  • Sow seeds of onions, tomatoes, edging lobelia, asters, marigolds, cauliflower, cabbage, and Brussels sprouts indoors, put them under lights.

Zone 4

  • Sow seeds of pepper, eggplant, zinnias, salvia, petunia, and nicotania indoors.
  • Remove branches affected by fire blight
  • Pot up seedlings

Zone 5

  • Sow seeds of tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, marigold, and zinnias indoors.
  • Transplant your early tomatoes.
  • Plant potatoes, peas, lettuce, radishes, and carrots in your garden.
  • Prune dead branches of trees, shrubs, and roses.
  • Transplant your pansies, sow seeds of nasturtium and sweet peas’ seeds do this late in the month.
  • Start planting perennial plants like bellflower and columbine indoors

Zone 6

  • Check your hosta shoots if there are clumps that need to be divided, separate then replant them.
  • You can plant roses, trees, and shrubs when the weather gets warm.
  • Put broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower outside, place them in a protected area.
  • Sow seeds of tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, perennial plants, and annual plants indoors.
  • Sow seeds of peas, potatoes, sweet peas, rocket larkspur, and mignonette when the soil is workable.

Zone 7

  • Start transplanting your onions, shallots, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, collard, white potato, and asparagus crown in your garden.
  • Start planting Swiss chard, carrots, beets, kohlrabi, radishes, leaf lettuce, and turnips in your garden in the middle of the month.
  • Put your rosemary, chives, thyme and other herbs outdoors, except for basil.

Zone 8

  • Start planting cool-season plants before the weather gets hot. Protect your cool-season plants with row covers on chilly nights.
  • Sow seeds of spinach, turnip, mustard, beets, carrots, and broccoli.
  • Start planting squash, corn, pepper, cucumber, and tomatoes in the middle of the month.
  • Use liquid organic fertilizer for your young plants
  • Remove mulch from perennial plants, shrubs, and trees.
  • Start planting marigold, petunia, carnation, snapdragon, and daisy in your garden.
  • Fertilize your lawn at the end of the month.

Zone 9

  • Start planting Asian greens, spinach, radish, broccoli, parsley, and lettuce in your garden.
  • Put your tomatoes, eggplants, and peppers outside, place them in a cold frame or under a plastic cover. Do not plant them in your garden yet; wait until the last date of frost in your area.
  • Remove areas on your citrus tree that are damaged by frost.
  • Feed your roses with composted manure, cottonseed meal, and alfalfa meal.

Zone 10

  • Start planting crops such as okra, sweet potato, mustard, collard, cucumber, papaya, chayote, and Roselle and jelly melon in your garden. You can also plant petunia, cockscomb, caladium, and zinnias.
  • Prune tabebuias when it stops blooming
  • Fertilize your plants with micronutrient spray, do this at the end of the month.