What to Plant in March

Micanopy Seed Library Inventory

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Seed Library and Working Food at Seed and Story Swap


Micanopy Seed Library and Working Food at Morningside Nature Center's Seed and Story Swap on March 2, 2019. It was so much fun, we can't wait for the next one!


It’s time to start your beans! Pole, bush, lima and string, we have a huge variety. My favorite has to be the rattlesnake bean. It was the first seed that was donated by a regular seed library user and it's just BEAUTIFUL!rattlesnake bean


In writing this blog the last few months I’ve found that every source has slightly different advice for when to plant what. I am not a gardening expert, I get all I know from paging through the books on our shelves and the gurus over on the Grow Gainesville Facebook Page. If you have any questions on when to plant the seeds you pick up from the library, let us look it up for you. We will check those books on the shelves, the Grow Gainesville page, IFAS and Farmers Almanac and many other sources to get you the best information.

So now on to WHAT TO PLANT IN MARCH! (Image below found at Urban Farmer's Vegetable Planting Calendar Guide)

when to plant in zone 9

Stop by the library and pick up some of the following! Now is the time to get the following seeds in the ground.

Beans from Mar 12 to Apr 3

Beets from Feb 20 to Mar 13

Corn from Mar 6 to Mar 20

Okra from Mar 20 to Apr 3

Potatoes from Feb 27 to Mar 20


I hope you got an early start! It’s time to transplant your

Cantaloupe from Mar 20 to Apr 10

Celery from Mar 13 to Mar 27

Cucumbers from Mar 20 to Apr 10

Eggplant from Mar 20 to Apr 10

Lettuce from Feb 20 to Mar 20

Peppers from Mar 20 to Apr 10

Pumpkins from Mar 20 to Apr 10

Squash from Mar 20 to Apr 10

Sweet Potatoes from Mar 20 to Apr 10

Tomatoes from Mar 13 to Apr 3

Watermelon from Mar 20 to Apr 10


As always, click the link above to see a full list of seeds in the Micanopy seed library. Numbers in the March column were current as of the 5th and if you see Distributed next to the full packs number, there should be seeds of that particular variety at most seed library locations.


If you'd like a little hands on experience cooking up the vegetables that will soon be springing up from your front yard, check out some of these programs going on around Alachua County. A full list is available on the library's event page.


Nutritious and Delicious in Florida at the Millhopper Branch, Saturday March 23rd at 11 AM

Seed Savers - Tomatoes with Timothy Noyes at the High Springs Branch, Tuesday March 26th at 6:30 PM

Eating Healthy on a Budget at the Alachua Branch, Tuesday April 2nd at 5 PM

And of course

Cooking From Your Garden at the Hawthorne Branch, every month on the third Friday at 3 PM


Happy Gardening!


One of Micanopy's Seed Volunteers

(Micanopy Volunteer packaging seeds for the library)


“Beans” by Gunnar Magnusson is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0

Posted by NaomiB on March 5, 2019