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The March Garden

SchneiderPeeps - The March Garden in zone 9 is FULL of life. The fruit trees are blooming, the cold crops are being harvested and the young spring seeds are germinating. It's an enjoyable time. We have had so much rain this year so far and our plants are loving it! So far. We’ve had twice the amount of rain in March than we normally have for the entire month and we’re expecting more this weekend. It’s making for an interesting March garden. 

SchneiderPeeps - The March Garden in zone 9 is FULL of life. The fruit trees are blooming, the cold crops are being harvested and the young spring seeds are germinating. It's an enjoyable time. This is our Meyer lemon tree full of blooms. Whenever we pass by it, we all breath deeply. We also have blooms on our smaller Meyer lemon, sweet orange, Cara Cara orange and the satsuma orange trees. 

SchneiderPeeps - The March Garden in zone 9 is FULL of life. The fruit trees are blooming, the cold crops are being harvested and the young spring seeds are germinating. It's an enjoyable time. I found the first ladybug of the season crawling on our Key lime tree yesterday. I took about 20 photos of it while it was crawling around. I’m limiting myself to sharing only one with you 😉 

SchneiderPeeps - The March Garden in zone 9 is FULL of life. The fruit trees are blooming, the cold crops are being harvested and the young spring seeds are germinating. It's an enjoyable time. Our Ayers pear tree is blooming. We planted this tree last year so maybe we’ll get a harvest this year. 

SchneiderPeeps - The March Garden in zone 9 is FULL of life. The fruit trees are blooming, the cold crops are being harvested and the young spring seeds are germinating. It's an enjoyable time. All four peach trees have lots of buds. These are trees we planted two years ago and haven’t had any peaches just yet. Which is totally fine, growing fruit trees is a long term relationship and we need to be patient. 

SchneiderPeeps - The March Garden in zone 9 is FULL of life. The fruit trees are blooming, the cold crops are being harvested and the young spring seeds are germinating. It's an enjoyable time. Our beans and peas are growing slowly but surely. I sowed carrot seeds around the perimeter of the bed. I always have trouble with carrots germinating so I don’t worry about spacing. I think every seed came up. So, we’ll be thinning as they get a little bigger. 

SchneiderPeeps - The March Garden in zone 9 is FULL of life. The fruit trees are blooming, the cold crops are being harvested and the young spring seeds are germinating. It's an enjoyable time. Much of our broccoli is blooming and the bees are very very happy. 

SchneiderPeeps - The March Garden in zone 9 is FULL of life. The fruit trees are blooming, the cold crops are being harvested and the young spring seeds are germinating. It's an enjoyable time. This is what’s left of or our salad greens. We’re picking a little here and there to add to our salads. I think the lettuce patches will grow but the corn salad is about as big as it’s getting. 

SchneiderPeeps - The March Garden in zone 9 is FULL of life. The fruit trees are blooming, the cold crops are being harvested and the young spring seeds are germinating. It's an enjoyable time. These onions have an interesting history. In December, I found a small patch of volunteer onions. I moved them to where I was going to grow onions this year. Apparently, they think they are in their second year because they are flowering. When onions flower, they will not make a bulb so we’ll let them flower, the bees will pollinate them and we’ll collect the seeds for the fall. 

SchneiderPeeps - The March Garden in zone 9 is FULL of life. The fruit trees are blooming, the cold crops are being harvested and the young spring seeds are germinating. It's an enjoyable time. Our famous kale and Swiss chard bed. I promise we pick from this bed almost daily! I really need to just thin it out and dehydrate some of the greens. If you don’t grow kale and Swiss chard you are missing out on a rock star garden. 

SchneiderPeeps - The March Garden in zone 9 is FULL of life. The fruit trees are blooming, the cold crops are being harvested and the young spring seeds are germinating. It's an enjoyable time. Our summer squash seeds have germinated and are looking really good. We’re excited to have zucchini, yellow and white squash soon. 

SchneiderPeeps - The March Garden in zone 9 is FULL of life. The fruit trees are blooming, the cold crops are being harvested and the young spring seeds are germinating. It's an enjoyable time. This tomato plant was a volunteer in my front flowerbeds. Gabriel potted it when we cleaned out the flowerbeds and then we planted it in the garden when the danger of frost was over. By the looks of the blooms (they are all really close together) I think it’s a cherry tomato plant. We should know shortly. 

SchneiderPeeps - The March Garden in zone 9 is FULL of life. The fruit trees are blooming, the cold crops are being harvested and the young spring seeds are germinating. It's an enjoyable time. It’s so nice to out to the garden and pick dinner. One night I made chicken alfredo and I always put vegetables in it. Along with an onion and some garlic these made the perfect addition. 

SchneiderPeeps - The March Garden in zone 9 is FULL of life. The fruit trees are blooming, the cold crops are being harvested and the young spring seeds are germinating. It's an enjoyable time. The wildflowers are popping up everywhere. It’s exciting to see the different flowers that come up almost daily. There are also lots of dewberry patches that are full of blooms. It should be a good dewberry year. 

SchneiderPeeps - The March Garden in zone 9 is FULL of life. The fruit trees are blooming, the cold crops are being harvested and the young spring seeds are germinating. It's an enjoyable time. Now that  we’ve lived here for over three years, it’s time I got serious about our flower beds. Since I know I’m not good at watering ornamentals, I’m only using plants that have low water needs

SchneiderPeeps - The March Garden in zone 9 is FULL of life. The fruit trees are blooming, the cold crops are being harvested and the young spring seeds are germinating. It's an enjoyable time. These flowers are from a bouquet that Carl brought me. Anyone know what the purple flowers are? They have the most amazing smell. I have these on the sink window sill and I can smell them while I wash dishes. 

front floodSo about this rain….it has been wonderful…and not wonderful, all at the same time. Our ground is completely saturated, our ditches are completely full, we’ve lost most of our tomato transplants and we’re expecting more this weekend.

And that’s the thing with gardening, there is always something wonderful and something not wonderful – but it’s all good. 

SchneiderPeeps - The March Garden in zone 9 is FULL of life. The fruit trees are blooming, the cold crops are being harvested and the young spring seeds are germinating. It's an enjoyable time.

 

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How is your March gardening coming along? 

 

 

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RobinS

Sunday 22nd of March 2015

What time of year do you start your kale and swiss chard? I planted some kale I'm sure way to late (beg of Feb) and its still green but still itty bitty. Doesn't seem to be growing at all :( Thanks for your help in showing us your gardens!

Angi Schneider

Monday 23rd of March 2015

I plant ours in October but yours will grow as it starts to warm up a bit. Both kale and chard are also very heat tolerant so you should have some into the summer - maybe all summer if your highs are only in the 90s.

tessa

Friday 20th of March 2015

What wonderful progress in the garden! I'm just now planting and it's really early for us but we're crazy warm this year.

The purple flower is stock - not a pretty name but I love that flower! We used them all the time in floral design because they're hardy, beautiful and have that slightly spicy scent. What a lucky girl! I hope you kissed him big time. :)

Angi Schneider

Sunday 22nd of March 2015

This winter has been weird - but I say that every winter ;-). Thanks for playing Name That Flower. I'm going to see if I can grow them here. The smell is amazing. Yep, I'm a lucky girl.

Christina

Thursday 19th of March 2015

We've had a lot of water too and have areas that look like that. But who can complain? It's been perfect for the seedlings in the raised beds. Your garden is lovely. I can't wait for mine to look like that! Yippie for spring!

Angi Schneider

Friday 20th of March 2015

Yeah, after several years of drought conditions we are loving the rain. I'm just hoping we can get the rest of our garden in before it gets too hot. Spring will be here before you know it.

Rhonda Crank

Thursday 19th of March 2015

Angi, I am jealous of your kale and swiss chard! It's gorgeous. Mine drown out in early February :( Replanted swiss chard in seed pots and lettuce too. Love fresh kale and swiss chard, you're right, they are unbelievably tasty. Thanks for such great photos!

Angi Schneider

Friday 20th of March 2015

Bummer about your kale and chard. I'm glad you were able to replant. Soon your garden will be full of all kinds of goodness.

Rachel E.

Thursday 19th of March 2015

That is a lot of rain puddled up. Wow! Our property drains pretty well, for that I am thankful. We have a lot of small hills and valleys which keeps excess drained away. Even the gardens slope.

I'm anxious to get things planted, but still have to wait. I have to get some seedlings started for marigolds, tomatoes, and peppers.