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Get growing! The March gardening update 

I’ve been under the weather for all of March so I am a little slow getting seeds in. I did the tomatoes, peppers, and ground cherries last week and already have a handful of seedlings. This week I planted greens of all kinds plus several kinds of flowers, including the tried and true Texas Red Salvia. This powerhouse grows well from seed and flowers until the first hard freeze. It’s an annual but sets a lot of seed and I have overwintered it in the garage and my sun room. It looks a little ragged when overwintered but it comes back.

This year I am starting some greens inside and some outside. It’s an experiment! I have squirrels that love to dig in my pots so I keep cages over them until the plants get going.

The big overwintering surprise was the stinging nettle. I had no idea that it would make it through the winter but it did.

Last year I planted a lot of small starts and bare-root plants in 2-5 gallon pots. I counted 50 pots of various perennials coming back to life outside. I need to start digging holes soon!

Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash