Friday, March 7, 2014

March Gardening Goals

Rain, rain, and more rain is all that seems to be happening here.  I did finally see the sun right before the sun set!  At least we just had rain and no sleet, snow, or ice.  The weekend weather is looking much nicer and hopefully it will dry out the soggy garden a bit.  I hope so, because I have so much to do this time of year!  Here's what I need to get done in March here in zone 7 (SC):

  1. Put up deer fence:  This is my number one priority for the garden this year.  Last year the deer treated my garden as their own personal buffet, so I really hope it keeps them out this year. 
  2. Make gate for fence:  Well, the fence isn't going to be too functional if it doesn't have a gate, so this is priority number two.
  3. Form beds:  The garden is tilled with manure mixed in, but I still need to smooth out the paths and pile up the beds.  I've finished almost two of the nine rows.
  4. Lay weed cloth:  With the size of my garden, I'm going to need all the help I can get in upkeep.  I am investing in weed cloth to cover the paths, so that my weeding can be isolated to the beds.
  5. Add straw mulch on top of weed cloth for paths.
  6. Start broccoli seeds inside. 
  7. Start a few more tomato and eggplant seeds inside.
  8. Set up watering system:  This is another plan to keep maintenance as low as possible.  I already have the drip hose, valves, and timer from my previous garden, so it should be fairly cheap to set-up.
  9. Plant potatoes, spinach, onions, kale, lettuce, radish, turnips, peas, carrots, and chard outside.
  10. Plant herb seeds outside: parsley, cilantro, dill
  11. Transplant cabbage.
Looks like I have a busy month ahead of me!  Happy spring :)


  1. I hope you get done all you plan to do! It is too cold to work outdoors yet but at least we don't have the deer problem. We live in a sub-division and have a fenced in yard although I have seen deer across the road! Nancy

  2. Deer are becoming a huge issue in my garden as well. I think I need to be more progressive in my preventative and protective measures.