Here are some tips from the NC Cooperative Extension Center:
- Plant your small fruit plants, grape vines and fruit trees before the buds break.
- March is a good month to transplant trees and shrubs
- New shrubs and ground covers can be planted the entire month of March. Be sure to follow your planting plan.
- Plant seeds of the following perennials: columbine, hollyhock, coreopsis, daisy and phlox. Sweet William can also be planted this month.
- New rose bushes can be planted this month.
- Plants of broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower should be set out in the garden in mid-March.
- The following vegetables can be planted this month: beets, carrots, Chinese cabbage, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, Swiss chard, turnips, potatoes,cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower.
- Start any annual flowers or warm-season vegetables inside your home that are not commercially available in early March.