March in the garden is a time of transition.
I’ve always thought there was a sort of irony, that as weather just starts to warm up and the gardener finally starts to feel spring in her heart, we enter the leanest months of a year-round vegetable garden.
The earliest fall-sown greens and overwintering brassicas are coming into their own as the fall and winter root veggies and coles are tapering off. Beds that looked vibrant and full in November are bare, messy, and in need of a good weeding. There are fresh vegetables to harvest, if you planned for them, but they don’t quite fill the gap between last year’s crops and this year’s crops.