The Vegetable Patch in March

The Fruit Garden in March
Other Gardening Jobs in March

Start sowing
Sow beetroot, broad beans, peas, leeks, radish, lettuce, parsnip, onions, carrots, turnips and herbs. Some of these can be planted directly outside. Otherwise start them off in pots and trays undercover.

Plant early potatoes
Early potatoes can be planted in mid March as long as the ground is not too waterlogged. They can be planted whether or not they have been chitted beforehand.

Sow greenhouse crops
If you haven’t started yet, then sow tomatoes, cucumbers, capsicum, aubergine and melons. If the weather is warm then start them off in the greenhouse, otherwise put them in a heated propagator or start off inside.

Plant jerusalem artichoke
Jerusalem artichoke tubers can be planted. They are an excellent winter veg.

Plant asparagus crowns
This is the last chance to plant asparagus crowns before spring. Plant them now for a long-term crop.

Dig over and rake your vegetable patch
Turn the soil over to remove any old crops and weeds. Rake the soil so that it is ready for planting.

Remove any weeds
Keep an eye out for weeds. They will start growing as soon as temperatures start rising. Hoe the young weeds as soon as they appear.



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