Sustainable Gardening: organic vegetable garden planner March
March is the month when for many of us in the northern hemisphere, things really start to happen in the growing season. In Britain the beginning of the year used to be The Feast of the Annunciation on the 25 th of March, but in 1752 AD we then adopted the Gregorian Calendar ,which as you know now starts off the year on the 1st of January.
This month you can plant
- Cauliflower ( early varieties)
- Aubergine ( Eggplant)
- Plant strawberry runners in hanging baskets
- Dwarf French Beans
- Early Peas
Resistant to frost
- Broad Beans
- Summer Cabbage
- Seed Potatoes
- Onion Sets
- Garlic ( last opportunity)
- Brussel Sprouts (Peer Gynt variety-seeds like well compacted earth)
- Spinach Beet
- Kohl Rabi
- prevent heavy frost damage and keep the soil warm by placing fleece tunnels or mini poly-tunnels under seeds sown directly in to the soil. Some vegetable seeds at this time of year may be a little slow to germinate, especially chillies, peppers and parsnips that may take up to three or four weeks before they show any signs of life!
- tidy up of the garden before it gets busier later on
- pull out the parsnips before they attempt to regrow
- plant bare rooted fruit trees and bushes like raspberry and other cane fruiters an still be done- last chance though!
- prune pear and apple trees while they are still dormant
- prune currants and gooseberries
- Spread generous amounts of compost around the base of your fruit bushes and canes
Have you got any tips you would like to add to our organic vegetable garden planner?
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Rebecca Watkins worked as a professional photo journalist and travelled the world with her husband John, before settling down as a stay at home mother to their three daughters. They have recently moved back from the French Alps to an old cottage in Devon, England. Rebecca’s days are filled with visits to the beach, animated discussions and in the best moments, happiness and creativity in her family home of five. The other moments are filled with craziness and chaos and she loves those too.