What Albuquerque Gardeners Should Do in March:  

  • Plant lettuce, radishes, carrots, peas, beets and turnips.  
  • Plant cool season vegetables such as cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and broccoli mid-month.
  • Plant onion sets.
  • Plant tomatoes in Early Season Plant Protectors.
  • Plant second planting of lettuce after the 15th of March.
  • Plant hardy annuals and perennials. Great time to divide summer and fall blooming perennials.
  • Plant strawberries, rhubarb and asparagus.
  • It’s a great time to plant trees and shrubs. See our planting guide for specifics.
  • Water and feed evergreens.
  • Water and fertilize trees and shrubs.
  • Water and fertilize perennial gardens.
  • Fertilize cool season lawns early in March.  Use Jericho’s Sure Green; it has a 16-8-8 formula with iron and sulfur for our New Mexico soils.
  • Apply Bonide pre-emergent.
  • Re-seed cool season lawns in mid to late March.
  • Good time to sod cool season lawns.
  • Apply Bonide All Seasons Dormant Oil, if not already done, before bud open. Dormant oil, lime sulfur 3 weeks later.
  • Remove heavy winter mulches and replace with fresh cypress or pecan mulch by late March.
  • Prune berry and grapes in late March, except Heritage raspberries, which are pruned in fall.

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