UACES Facebook March 2023 Garden Guide
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March 2023 Garden Guide

March is finally here! We are officially going from winter to spring this month, even though February seemed quite spring-like (and even a little summery!) several days.

As there is still the danger of freezing temperatures, use caution when planting your plants this month. Keep some protective coverings handy and watch the radar.

Planting Guide

This is general information for the entire state of Arkansas on what to plant in your garden right now. For specific questions about planting in your area, please reach out to your local county agent.

Vegetable Garden

  • Broccoli Transplants
  • Cabbage Transplants
  • Swiss Chard Transplants
  • Cauliflower Transplants
  • Kohlrabi Transplants
  • Carrots
  • Sweet Corn
  • Beets
  • Radishes
  • Lettuce
  • Mustard
  • Turnips
  • Asparagus
  • Irish Potatoes
  • Onions Plants
  • Spinach
  • English Peas

Flower Garden

  • English Primrose
  • Calendula
  • Ranunculus
  • Dianthus
  • Snapdragons

Garden Chores

  • Apply and incorporate compost
  • Prune fruit trees and shrubs
  • Finish your pruning by mid-March
  • Don’t touch spring blooming shrubs, as they should be pruned AFTER they bloom
  • Plant cool season vegetables
  • Start an asparagus garden!
  • Wait to mow daffodil foliage at least 6-8 weeks after blooming period
  • Pay attention to cold weather forecast and have protective coverings handy

Pro-Tips for Spring Gardening

  • Avoid planting in wet soil
  • Unwrap dormant mail-in plants and keep soil moist until you are ready to plant them
  • Start any warm-season annuals inside
  • Consider planting deer-resistant plants
  • Clean up yard, garden, and beds
  • Follow last soil test results for the type of fertilizer to use.
  • Clean up last season’s growth of old plantings of perennials like peony, hollyhock and phlox.
  • Dig, divide, and share crowded fall-blooming perennials.