March Planting in Seattle: Vegetables and Flowers


It’s daylight savings weekend – the weekend in which the clocks spring forward and the daylight lasts an hour longer and all of Seattle gets a little giddy from a burst of sunlight and an extra dose of Vitamin D. It’s time to plant the vegetable garden, people!

Broccoli Raab, aka Rapini
Broccoli Raab, aka Rapini

First of all, broccoli raab went into the ground. It’s quick to mature and easier to harvest than a full head of broccoli. And it’s more likely than some of the less hearty vegetables to do well in this cooler Seattle weather, which can fluctuate a lot during the month of March.

We also planted two packets of this collection of flower seeds designed to attract bees. We devoted a whole packet to the side yard to encourage pollination in the grapes, kiwis and blueberries. And we planted a whole other packet out front for a pretty cottage garden.

For the Bees
For the Bees

Speaking of kiwis, we fertilized all of the kiwis, grapes and blueberries.

Kale is another vegetable that’s well-nigh idiot proof for growing, and yields harvest after harvest of great leafy greens. I’m already looking forward to eating this braised with garlic and olive oil, and maybe in a white bean stew, too. We’re looking forward to doing all of our vegetable shopping out of the garden very soon.

Italian Heirloom Kale
Italian Heirloom Kale

And finally, we planted a few rows of pac choi. We’ll replenish them as we eat our way through the first harvest of pac choi.

Pac Choi
Pac Choi

What are you planting this month?

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7 thoughts on “March Planting in Seattle: Vegetables and Flowers”

  1. I got the herb garden trimmed and ready to go but I am behind on the veggie because I am moving the veggie beds closer to the backdoor of the house to make room for fruit trees!

  2. I think I will have room for a multi-variety cherry tree and a pear tree combo that includes Seckel and a pollinator.

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