Average temperature: High 79 Low 56
Rainfall: 3.54 inches
Spring arrives: March 20
1. Moon phases
•Last quarter: March 4
•New moon: March 11
•First quarter: March 19
•Full moon: March 27
2. Moon-sign planting dates
•Above ground crops:15, 16, 20, 21, 24, 25, 26.
•Below ground crops: 2, 3, 6, 7, 10, 11, 29, 30.
•Control weeds: 8, 9, 17, 18, 19.
•Prune trees & shrubs: 4, 5, 12, 13, 14, 22, 23, 31.
Time to plant
3. Vegetables: Bean, calabaza, cantaloupe, cassava, chayote, corn, cucumbers, dasheen, eggplant, Jerusalem artichoke, jicama, luffa, malanga, New Zealand spinach, okra, pepper, pumpkin, southern peas, squash, tamarillo, tomato, and watermelon.
4. Flowers: African daisy, ageratum, alyssum, bacopa, balsam, begonia, black-eyed Susan, blue daze, bush-daisy, celosia, cleome, coreopsis, cosmos, dahlia, dahlberg daisy, diascia, dusty miller, four o'clock, gaillardia, geranium, goldenrod, impatiens, Joseph's coat, licorice plant, marigold, melampodium, million bells, moon vine, morning glory, nierembergia, salvia, strawflower, torenia, verbena, vinca and zinnia.
5. Herbs: Anise, basil, bay laurel, borage, cardamon, chervil, chives, coriander, costmary, dill, fennel, ginger, lemon balm, sweet marjoram, Mexican tarragon, mint, oregano, rosemary, sage, thyme and watercress.
6. Bulbs: Achimenes, African iris, African-lily, amaryllis, blood lily, bulbine, caladium, canna, crinum, crocosmia, dahlia, daylily, eucharis lily, gingers, gladiolus, gloriosa lily, Louisiana iris, rain lily, tuberose and walking iris.