March brings the final days of winter and introduces the beginning of spring. You may already have some spring onions and garlic greens to play with as well as some of your hardier herbs, like thyme. As the garden gets busier, quick breads like biscuits and Irish soda bread, are more appealing. If you didn’t make pancakes in February, there’s a good chance you’ll be making them this month…or maybe Hammentaschen.
Pancakes or no pancakes, we will be making Pi every March 14th. Maybe pizza, maybe a fruit filled dessert pie, but we will celebrate the infinite one way or the other.
If you farm or garden, you will begin March by preparing the bulk of your seeds for this year. Some items, such as lettuce and peas might get reseeded throughout the season, but the best time to get most things started is now. You may be lucky enough to already have some fresh lettuce and arugula in your salads and sandwiches from last year. If you are in the Pacific Northwest and your ground is workable, you can start to put in onion sets.
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