Seed to Spoon: Prime Time for Root CropsMar 07, 2019
Hello Moore! It’s Dale Spoonemore here to talk about what you can do in March to grow your own food! My wife and I converted our lawn into gardens to feed our family of 6 and we built our free app to make it easy for you to grow food too! Our app will give you customized planting dates (with reminders!) based on your location and will guide you through all aspects of growing your own food!
March is one of my favorite months of the year. Life is beginning to emerge from the cold of February, and new sprouts are everywhere! In March, we’re starting many things directly from seed outdoors, and continuing to plant new rounds of spring seeds indoors to transplant later.
March is prime time for planting root crops like carrots, beets, radish, and others. These foods don’t like to be transplanted and are best planted directly outside from seed. One key to planting these outside is keeping the seeds moist until they sprout. We’ve found it simple to do so with automated irrigation and have guides on YouTube showing how easy it is to build it out of PVC pipe or install drip irrigation system.
Peas also prefer to be planted from seed and March is a great time to get them started! Peas require something to climb on, and one can easy be made by attaching cattle panels to t-posts. Check out our YouTube channel for full details on how we build trellises on the cheap!
We’re also beginning to transplant the broccoli and cabbage we started indoors last month, and will direct seed more throughout our garden. We plant them densely and thin them down as they grow, eating the super-nutritious “microgreens”.
Lastly, March is a great time to transplant herbs into your garden! Herbs like rosemary, oregano, thyme, sage, and chives are some of our FAVORITE things to grow and have numerous benefits! Not only are they incredibly nutritious, but they help repel pests from your other plants! You can check out which plants help each other in our free app with the “companion plants” feature! You can also join us at the OKC Home + Garden Show on March 22nd, 23rd, and 24th for our FREE classes! Look for more information on Seed to Spoon at:
The mobile app is available for both Apple and Android phones.