March begins the spring planting frenzy in the Pacific Northwest. In other areas of the world, it might still be too cold to get things going. For some California growers, its already warm enough to put out beans!
If you can start things indoors, now is the time to start your cabbage, broccoli, kale, raab, mustards, chard, spinach, lettuce, and arugula.
Outdoors, check to see if the soil is ready to be worked. If you have heavy clay soil, you will probably need to wait longer- clay soil takes a long time to dry out. Don't know how to test your soil for readiness or prep for planting? You are in luck! I will be teaching a workshop soon on this very subject. I will also be putting an information packet up on the website for anyone too far away to come. Stay tuned!
If you can safely work the soil without compacting it, peas and potatoes should go in the ground. If you are a sentimental Irish person like me, you might wait until Saint Patrick's day to plant potatoes. Pretty soon you can also plant onions, as well as beets and carrots.