By Sandy Perrin and Kelly Moore
Missoula County Plant Specialist and Missoula County MSU Extension 

Getting started in the garden


March 25, 2021

Sandy Perrin

Sandy Perrin's garden March 1.

To the right is a picture of my garden on March 1! It's not looking very promising right now!

But by month's end, we will see the beginnings of this summer's garden. Late March – early April is the month when gardening starts in earnest in the colder northern climates.

Keep in mind that last frost dates are everything in early spring planting. To plant at the correct time, you have to know when your last frost date is and then you count backward from there to get your March Planting Dates. The first week in June can be your last frost date. The first frost is usually expected by the seco...

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