Energize Your Garden with Fresh Produce

Garden tip from Patty Cordero, manager

03212 garden_tomatos

Armstrong Garden Centers Mission Valley

10320 Friars Road




Armstrong Garden Centers (AGC) has been taking the guesswork out of gardening since 1889. AGC is the largest California independent retail nursery company with 31 locations throughout the state, seven of them in San Diego County. This month join a free tomato-growing class at any Armstrong Garden Center on March 17 or 31.  Armstrong also offers a free class on “Gardening for Beginners” on March 17.


San Diego gardens are perfect for producing some of the best edibles available, and March is the ideal time to plant many things for your kitchen garden. This month will keep most gardeners busy with salad staples for the spring and summer, and some long-term additions that will integrate well into a San Diego landscape. 


March is a prime planting time for:




Green beans


Summer and winter squash


This is as good a time as any to plant:






For gardeners with long-term plans, March also is a great time to plant:



Macadamia trees


Vegetables love sunshine. To make this a more successful season for your garden-to-table growing:

Plant your tall crops to the north and short crops to the south. 

Run planting rows from north to south so you will capture the sun from side to side across the garden. 

Plant lettuce, potatoes, asparagus and herbs in partially shaded areas if you don’t have full sun.

Make sure tomatoes get at least the midday sun, if you only have partial sun. Place tomatoes in an area where they get protected heat to help grow and nurture them.

Categories: Gardening