Can you believe our warm season is just around the corner? Kind of hard to believe after that crazy freeze we had. Right? Well, while Texas gets it’s weather straightened out we can get ready to start planting our warm season veggies this month. Next to fall, March and April are my favorite months for gardening. Who is ready for tomatoes and cucumbers?
Here is a list of what you can plant this month:
Note: starred items should be planted after mid March. Keep an eye on the upcoming weather before you plant and watch for any impending frosts.
PLANT BY SEEDS:
Arugula, Beans*, Beets, Black Eye Peas*, Collards, Corn*, Cucumber*, Eggplants, Lettuce, Malabar Spinach, Melons*, Mustard, Radishes, Summer Squash*, Swiss Chard, Turnips, Winter Squash*,
PLANT BY PLANTS:
Arugula, Collards, Eggplant*, Malabar Spinach*, Melons*, Peppers*, Potatoes, Summer Squash*, Tomatoes*, Tomatillos* (need 2 plants), Winter Squash*
Basil*, Chives, Lavender, Lemongrass, Mint, Oregano, Rosemary, Sage, Thyme
One of our favorite things to do is mix flowers into our kitchen gardens. (Flowers go in the kitchen, so it still counts!) It brings beauty, fullness, and of course pollinators to the garden, all things we want! Cutting flowers for a vase or a nosegay for a friend is just one more reason to spend time in your gorgeous and productive kitchen garden, so be sure to tuck a few (or a lot) into each of your beds.
Cosmos, Nastursiums, Petunias, Vincas, and Zinnias are some of my faves to add to a kitchen garden.
Tips for planting this month:
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!
The best way to begin your kitchen garden is with a Garden Design Consult. Our Garden Design Consults are in person (in the Greater Austin Area, including Georgetown, Cedar Park, Round Rock, Pflugerville, Hutto, Taylor, Lakeway and Dripping Springs) or Virtual Consults are available for our friends from afar.
They include a 60min one-on-one session where we go over the following:
1. Site analysis to find the best location for your garden
2. Review of garden design options and inspiration
3. Tips and Necessities for garden setup
4. Education on Austin's growing seasons
5. Lettuce Grow Something Grow Guide, a wealth of info on how we grow our own gardens
6. A kitchen garden design (up to 100 square feet) OR A kitchen garden planting plan (up to 100 square feet)
7. Garden installation estimate (DIY or Turnkey Installation)
After the consult you can expect your kitchen garden design and installation estimate within 7 business days. Additional garden areas and planting plans are available at various price options. Follow this link to schedule and we would love to help you! CLICK HERE TO GROW WITH US