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The March Garden

The March Garden zone 9

March is halfway over and I’m thinking it’s pretty safe to to plant the majority of our garden. Unfortunately, or fortunately depending on how you look at it, we spent way too much time socializing this spring break and not enough time in the garden. So, yesterday afternoon we all spent a few hours working in the garden. We planted the transplants we started from seeds about a month ago plus some seeds that we didn’t start ahead of time like corn. We still have some cleaning up from the fall/winter garden and we have some more seeds to plant, like melons but I feel good about what we have done so far.

This is what our garden and fruit trees are looking like right now…

tomato seedling

onions growing

broccoli flowering

lettuce bolting flowering

blueberry blooms

plum tree in bloom


tulip in bloom

We’re going to try our milk jug irrigation again this year. It worked very well for us in our other home but we had sandy soil. The soil here has more clay so I’ve been hesitant to use the milk jugs but I’ve really struggled keeping things watered well the last couple of summers so I’m going to try it and see what happens.

Our broccoli and lettuce is flowering. The bees are loving it so we’re going to leave it as long as we can.

The blueberries and plum trees are covered with blooms. I’m pretty excited about that. Each of our 4 peach trees have a just a few blossoms each but I’m pretty sure they’ll get more soon. Our lemon tree and Cara Cara orange have lots of buds on them.

We have several wildflowers that are popping up all over our back yard. When I find wildflower seeds on sale at the end of the season I buy a lot and we just broadcast them out and rake them a little. One day, I hope my back area is full of beautiful wildflowers.

In the front, the tulips are up. I bought all kinds of bulbs on clearance in January and planted them in February. The tulips make me smile every time I’m out front. I’m excited to see if the other bulbs come up over the next few months.

But wait, that not all…


I’m teaming up with a few other bloggers this month to host a few gardening giveaways. This giveaway is for 10 seeds packets from Baker Creek Seeds, 4 planting pots, a coir-brick, 2 pair gardening gloves, a coffee kitchen soap (srub), healing balm of Gilead and a copy of my ebook, The Gardening Notebook.

The participating bloggers are…

Good Not Perfect
Peaceful Acres Farm
Schneider Peeps
Simplify, Live, Love
Your Gardening Friend
… and the giveaway is open to all US residents until midnight April 10th. Good luck and tell your friends.

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Tuesday 18th of March 2014

I just ordered blackberry & raspberry bushes to try this year. I would love to get a lemon tree. What kind do you have? Looking forward to trying out some of the Baker Creek seeds. :)))

Angi Schneider

Tuesday 18th of March 2014

We have a Meyer lemon which is so very wonderful. They're a cross between a lemon and a mandarine orange. The fruit is large -almost like a small orange, the skin is thin, they have lots of juice -about 1/3 - 1/2 cup per lemon, and they are sweeter than a regular lemon. Our 4 year old wants raspberry bushes so bad. They're on the list for next year. I'd be interested to know how yours work out.


Monday 17th of March 2014

The tulips are gorgeous! That's one thing I can't grow here in FL. You have a good start to your garden. I hope your harvest is plentiful! Thanks for the chance to win seeds!

Angi Schneider

Monday 17th of March 2014

Oh, you're welcome. I love Baker Creek seeds! I wasn't sure if the tulips would grow. I put them in the refrigerator for a couple of weeks. I'm not going to dig all of them up. I'm hoping I can just leave them in the ground all year like I do with the paperwhites. Good luck!