March Tips for Gardening in the Northeast

Here's a rundown of what you can be doing in your garden this month.
Vegetable garden with tomatoes

Reduce your grocery bills this year by growing your own food. It's easier than you think to enjoy fresh-from-the-garden fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

Plant cool-season varieties, such as radishes, peas, lettuce, broccoli, and cauliflower as soon as you can work the ground this month -- these plants survive frosty weather. While you're out, add some pansies to your spring vegetable garden. They'll add color, and you can use the cheery blooms in salads.

If you want to get a jump start on the season, plant seeds of warm-loving varieties such as tomatoes, eggplants, and peppers indoors under fluorescent lights.

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