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!
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)
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.
And of course
(Micanopy Volunteer packaging seeds for the library)