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March To-Do’s – March is nearly here and that means many dormant gardeners will be awakening to the spring gardening season. For those in warm-winter climates, it means shifting to warm weather crops as the cool crops finish up. March means seed starting for tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, squash, and more. It means checking compost bins to see if there’s a ready harvest for spring bed prep (see iTunes for our Tip of the Week about that). Start seeds 6-8 weeks prior to your last frost date. For some, that may be a ways away, but for many it’s just around the corner, or may have already past (attention coastal Angelenos!). Now is a good time to plant more lettuces, radishes and other tender greens before hot weather takes hold. And you’ll extend your growing season with succession plantings of beans too. Start in March and plant every 2 weeks for continued harvest. If you haven’t already planned out your garden (with a mind to rotating crops and such) do it before March comes and goes. Order seeds if your supply is low, or check out seeds for your local seed library. Need help figuring out what to plant, check out our handy spring garden planting guide.