MARCH

The weather roller coaster here in northwest Florida continues!

START these transplants INDOORS to set out in early April:

Now is the time to jumpstart your spring garden to get an earlier and better harvest and  avoid pest and fungus pressures in the warm weather of late spring. This also allows less pesticide use!

CANTALOUPE
CUCUMBERS
WATERMELON
SUMMER SQUASH
WINTER SQUASH

and even

CORN (!)

(continue nurturing the pepper, tomato, and eggplant

seedlings you started last month.)

These COLD WEATHER CROPS may still be DIRECT SEEDED now:

LETTUCE
BEETS
COLLARDS
RADISH
ENGLISH PEAS

These WARM WEATHER CROPS may be DIRECT SEEDED, but if you do: 

CAUTION: Tender Warm Weather Crop seedlings may encountering frost until the third week in April, when the danger of freezing temperatures is past.  If you choose to go ahead and set them out in the garden, be prepared to keep an eye on the weather and protect them on frosty nights.

 

 

BEANS
CORN
CANTALOUPE
CUCUMBERS

(...there are advantages to starting them indoors now, instead.)