what to sow in march

What Veg Seeds To Sow In March

March marks the exciting transition from winter to spring, where the earth starts to awaken from its slumber and gardeners eagerly anticipate the growing season ahead. For many, March is the perfect time to start sowing vegetable seeds, laying the foundation for a bountiful harvest later in the year. In this guide, we’ll explore some of the best vegetable seeds to sow in March, ensuring a successful and rewarding gardening experience.

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Lettuce is a cool-season vegetable that thrives in the moderate temperatures of early spring. Sowing lettuce seeds in March allows them to establish before the heat of summer kicks in, resulting in crisp and flavorful leaves. Varieties such as butterhead, romaine, and loose-leaf lettuce are excellent choices for March planting. Ensure consistent moisture and partial shade to prevent the lettuce from bolting prematurely.


Peas are a quintessential spring vegetable, beloved for their sweet flavour and tender texture. Whether you prefer dwarf or climbing, if you didn’t sow these earlier, March is the ideal time to sow pea seeds. These cool-season crops thrive in temperatures ranging from 7°C to 24°C, making them perfect for early spring planting. Provide support for climbing varieties and keep the soil evenly moist for optimal germination and growth.  Peas are very fast growing, so you’ll see results soon!


For a quick and easy addition to your spring garden, consider sowing radish seeds in March. Radishes are fast-growing and can be harvested in as little as three to four weeks. Their crisp, peppery roots add a burst of flavour to salads, sandwiches, and snacks. Plant radish seeds directly into well-prepared soil, spacing them evenly to allow room for root development. Keep the soil consistently moist to prevent the roots from becoming woody or pithy.


March is also an excellent time to sow carrot seeds, setting the stage for a summer harvest of sweet and crunchy roots. Choose a sunny location with loose, well-draining soil, free from rocks and debris. Carrot seeds are tiny, so sow them thinly and cover lightly with soil. Keep the soil consistently moist until the seeds germinate, then thin the seedlings to allow ample space for the roots to develop.


If you love celery as much as we do, it’s time to sow some seed.  Choose your variety based on preference.  We love Celery Utah because it’s a stringless variety which is great if you want to eat it raw.  Or try Celery Blush (image and link above) for stunning pink tinged stems.


Brassicas, including broccoli, kale, kohlrabi, cauliflower, cabbage, and Brussels sprouts, are well-suited to February sowing. These hardy vegetables thrive in cooler temperatures and will appreciate an early start. Begin seeds indoors for later transplanting or sow them directly into the garden once the soil can be worked. Choose varieties that are adapted to your region and provide ample spacing to accommodate their growth.

As the days grow longer and the temperatures begin to rise, March presents an opportune time to start sowing vegetable seeds for the upcoming growing season. By choosing the right varieties and providing proper care, you can enjoy a bounty of fresh and delicious produce straight from your garden. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or a novice enthusiast, experimenting with different vegetable seeds in March is sure to yield a rewarding and fulfilling experience. So roll up your sleeves, dig into the soil, and let the gardening adventures begin!

Watch our how to sow and grow videos on YouTube for all of the varieties in this article.

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