March Tips for Gardening in the Midwest

Here's a rundown of what you can be doing in the garden this month.
Start Your Vegetable Garden
Swiss chard

Now's a great time to think about vegetable gardening. It's fun -- and you can reduce your grocery bills by growing your own food.

Plant cool-season vegetables, such as radishes, peas, lettuce, broccoli, and cauliflower outdoors as soon as you can work the ground this month -- these plants survive frosty weather. Don't forget to add some pansies to your spring vegetable garden -- they'll add color, and you can use them in salads.

Start seeds of your favorite warm-season varieties, such as tomatoes, eggplants, and peppers indoors under fluorescent lights to get a head start on the gardening season.

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