Sunday, March 9, 2014

March Planting Guide Southern California

Beans (bush and pole), Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage, Chives, Collards, Endive, Kale, Parsley, Potatoes, Radish, Spinach, Squash, Swiss Chard, Turnips. Possibly tomatoes at the end of the month.
The soil is beginning to warm up and the selection of vegetables are increasing.
Some of the easiest to grow are lettuce and radishes and planting heirloom, or unique varieties like "rainbow radishes" makes the experience that much better.

Companion planting:
Group these together for better yields, harmonious planting and best overall conditions for growing. 
-carrot, parsley, tomato.
-beans (pole), radish, cabbage, lettuce
-beans (bush), carrot, lettuce, strawberry, savory, mint, collard

Flower Planting Guide:
(Just a few popular ones) Aster, Carnation, Chinese Forget-me-not, Cosmos, Dahlia, Flax, Petunia, Queen Anne's Lace, Sunflower, Sweet Pea, Viola, Wallflower.
It's Finally DAHLIA planting time!