What you can plant in March in San Diego?

What you can plant in March in San Diego is a question that gets asked all the time, here in America's Finest City. With Spring beginning on March 20th, you can plan the best of both winter and spring crops.

Here's a short list of what we have in stock, and what is ready to plant here in Southern California in March - by no means is it inclusive, though! Here are some wonderful options available to you.

What can I plant in March in San Diego?


If you want to set yourself up for a treat later this year, pick up some of our organic artichokes.  When freshly steamed, there's nothing quite like a gorgeous artichoke which, if you didn't know, is considered a thistle.  Most thistles in San Diego are considered weeds, and if you don't harvest your artichoke, it will indeed turn into a purple flower.

Citrus & Herbs

We have new citrus trees - full sized and dwarf, alongside lots of organic herbs:

Mint - mimosa, Kentucky coloneal, moijita, peppermint, spearmint

Oregano - Italian, White, and Dingle Fairy

Thyme - Orange blossom, French, English, Coconut


What can I plant in San Diego in March?

Organic strawberries are so excited to hop in to your garden!  Unique varieties like Sequoia, Chandler, Seascape, Quinault.



Succulents & Houseplants

It's now warm enough to get back to planting succulents. We have lots of 4" and 1-gallon succulents just delivered.

Also, many of our cacti plants are flowering - don't miss this limited opportunity to see beautiful dessert


New varieties of Organic Tomatoes, grown in our hothouse include - Brandywine*, Mortgage Lifter, Early Girl, Black Plum Paste*, Cherokee Purple* (*denotes heirlooms)

Organic Potatoes, Organic Onions and Organic Garlic

With scores of varieties of each in stock, this is a wonderful (and affordable) way to get healthy organic kitchen staples in your garden.


From lettuce to asparagus, you'll find just about most "green" foods ready to be planted in March:

  • Green and red mustard, mizuna (Japanese mustard), chard, lettuce mixes, bok choy, spinach, celery, beets, kale, miner's lettuce, arugula and our famous variety 6-packs.
  • Organic Red Russian Kale
  • Organic Collard greens
  • Organic Spinach

City Farmers Nursery is located just 10 minutes east of Downtown, San Diego.

Click here for directions.

Hours: Monday-Saturday 9a-5p and Sunday 9a-3p

Questions? Call us at 619-284-6358 - but remember that the old farmer still does things the old-fashioned way, with one phone line and no "call waiting" business. So if the line is busy, try back in a few.

Posted on March 4, 2013 and filed under Uncategorized.