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Northeast Florida Spring Planting Tips – March

March Gardening

Northeast Florida is unique because we get a mix of very warm and pretty cool temps – probably a lot cooler than some might think for it being Florida. Spring is just around the corner and it’s time to start thinking about your planting beds. University of North Florida provides great tips for each season and month for the perfect and simple planting for those of us who just love getting their hands dirty and then watching the magic!

What to Plant

Annuals/Bedding Plants: Dianthus and other cool-season annuals continue to flourish. Consider planting warm-season annuals such as angelonia, wax begonia, and zinnia at the end of the month. See Annuals

Bulbs: Plant dahlia, canna, and gloriosa bulbs for spring and summer flowering. Provide stakes as needed to support growth. See Bulbs for Florida

Herbs: Consider growing edible ginger. Plant rhizomes in well-drained soil in full to part sun. See Ginger and Herbs

Vegetables: Begin planting warm-season crops, such as beans, tomatoes, squash, and corn, early in the month for late spring harvest. Protect from frost. See Vegetable Gardening in Florida

What to Do

Azaleas: Prune azaleas when they have finished blooming to reduce their size and improve their form. See Azalea

Shrubs and trees: Prune when the dormant season ends and new growth begins. See Pruning Landscape Trees and Shrubs

Palms and shrubs: Fertilize palms (, azaleas, camellias, and other ornamental shrubs if needed. Choose a fertilizer in which at least 30% of its nitrogen is slow release. See Palm Nutrition and Fertilization and Landscape Fertilization

Irrigation: Check your sprinkler system for problems such as broken or misaligned spray heads. See Landscape Irrigation

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