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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. Gulf Coast Gardening Region Map 

 

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
5. Garlic
6. Lettuce
7. Spinach
8. Potato
9. Cucumber
10. Summer squash

 

Other Highly Recommended Crops:

Cabbage family:  Broccolicollards  

Cucumber family:  Cucumberpumpkin, watermelon, winter squash  

Leafy greens: Arugula, chardmustard (all types)

Legumes:  Lima bean, snap beans (all types), Southern peas

Root crops:  Beet, garlic, onionssweet potato, turnip  

Tomato family: Eggplant, peppers (all types)tomato (all types)

Miscellaneous:  Okra  

VEGETABLES  

Sow Indoors    

Sow Outdoors   

Transplant  

Northern Areas Only 


 
Bean, snap 
 
XXX     

Beet  

   

XXX  

    XXX 
 Cantaloupe    XXX     

Carrot  

   

  XXX  

    XXX 

Chard  

 

XXX    XXX    
Corn, sweet    XXX     
Cucumber     XXX   XXX    
Eggplant  

XXX  

    XXX   

Kohlrabi  

 

XXX  

XXX  

XXX 

Lettuce  

 

XXX  

 

XXX 

Peas (snow, shell, snap)  

 

XXX  

    XXX 

Peppers  

 
 

    XXX   

Potatoes  

   

XXX  

    XXX 

Radishes  

   

XXX  

     

Scallion (green onion)   

 

   

XXX  

 

Summer squash 

   
 

XXX  

     
Tomato  

 
 

      XXX   

CULINARY HERBS   

Sow Indoors    

Sow Outdoors   

Transplant  

Basil  

XXX   XXX
 
XXX    
 

Cilantro  

  XXX      

Marjoram   

 

  
 

 XXX  

Rosemary  

       XXX  

Sage  

       XXX  

Savory, summer   

 

 XXX  

XXX  

Thyme  

      XXX  

What to Plant When Resources for Gulf Coast Vegetable Gardeners  

 Florida Vegetable Gardening Guide, University of Florida 

Georgia Vegetable Gardening Calendar, University of Georgia 

Alabama Vegetable Planting Chart, Auburn University 

Louisiana Vegetable Planting Guide, Louisiana State University 

Texas Vegetable Gardening Guide, Texas A & M University 

Vegetable Gardening in Mississippi, Mississippi State University  

 Florida Organic Growers  

 Organic Gardening in Florida, University of Florida  

 Beneficial Insects, Texas A&M University  

  Louisiana Organics (ATTRA)  

 





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Bruce LeRoy
3/2/2011 3:24:12 AM
very helpful





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