March is the official kickoff month for spring gardening. Although devoted gardeners in Central Texas garden year-round, March is when the planting frenzy catapults into high gear. The last average frost date in our area is early in March, but that doesn’t mean it won’t frost later; there is always an element of drama and apprehension in planting early.
If you plant tomatoes, the timing becomes particularly important. Tomatoes hate cold and they also hate high heat. That gives us a narrow window when these most-treasured plants are really happy. Generally our spring goes from fairly cool to way-too-hot.
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