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Edible Garden

Vegetable Seeds to Start in March

March 20, 2020 2 min read

If you’re ready to dig into growing your vegetables from seed, you’ve come to the right place!

Growing from seed gives you a lot of freedom to what varieties you grow. From heirloom to organic, there are many types of veggies that are available in seed form. It’s most cost-friendly than purchasing transplants in late-spring.

Various seeds have specific requirement; always read the packing for exact details and dates to start, planting depth, and how long until they need until being transplanted outside.

If you’re new to growing from seed, check out our blog post to get started.

Seeds to Start Indoors during March

March is the ideal time to start many veggie seeds indoors. Here’s what we suggest:

Peppers
Broccoli
Brussel Sprout
Cabbage
Cauliflower
Collard
Eggplant
Kale
Spinach
Onions
Tomato

Seedlings Growing in Paper Pots

How to Harden Off Seeds

Begin to harden off seedlings about ten days before transplanting outside. Seedlings should start their journey to your garden in a shaded area protected from the wind. Mid to late afternoon, seedlings can go into the sunshine for an hour or two (don’t forget to protect them from wind and any animals). Bring seedlings back inside at the end of the day.

Continue with the process for about a week, and then extend their hardening off hours into the night, using the same process.

Keep an eye on your seedlings for any damage, wilting, or climate temperature drops.

All risk of frost must pass, and the soil should be around 18 °C (65 °F) before planting. Dig a hole that’s slightly bigger than the root ball. Fill the soil to the plant’s root line and tamp down firmly with your hands. Water well and watch them grow!