What to Plant Now: March in the Gulf Coast Gardening Region
Not sure what to plant when, muchless what to plant now? The vegetable planting chart below will get you started growing a better organic garden.
Don't live in the Gulf Coast gardening region? Click on to find garden planning information for your area.
For planting times specific to your zip code, check out the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Vegetable Garden Planner.
Stay on Schedule
Vegetable planting times can change fast in a Southwest garden, so make sure you're in the right month. Click on the current month below to learn more about what to plant now, anytime.
Top Crops for Gulf Coast Gardens
Successful Gulf Coast gardeners emphasize crops that naturally grow well, which was clearly shown in our National Survey of Most Productive Garden Crops. Choose your favorites from the list below. These crops received the highest ratings from fellow organic vegetable gardeners in the Gulf Coast Gardening Region. Additional options found on the Recommended Crops list are sorted by plant family to simplify crop rotations.
Top 10 Crops: Gulf Coast
1. Sweet pepper
2. Cherry tomato
3. Bulb onion
4. Slicing tomato
10. Summer squash
Other Highly Recommended Crops:
Cabbage family: Broccoli, collards
Cucumber family: Cucumber, pumpkin, watermelon, winter squash
Leafy greens: Arugula, chard, mustard (all types)
Legumes: Lima bean, snap beans (all types), Southern peas
Root crops: Beet, garlic, onions, sweet potato, turnip
Tomato family: Eggplant, peppers (all types), tomato (all types)