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Everyone wants to crack on in the vegetable garden in March, as the birds begin to sing and the days get longer – but the ground is still cold, and will be until it dries up. So don’t go mad and sow all your seeds – just put a few in and leave the rest until the soil has dried out.
- early beetroot, carrots, lettuce, radish,spring onions, perpetual spinach directly into the ground
- peas & broad beans in pots
- celery in trays on warm window sill & keep moist
- leeks in a tray to thin later and leave under glass
- plant onion sets, garlic, Jerusalem artichokes & shallots if not already in
- plant early potatoes as soon as the ground is dry enough
Finish harvesting cabbages, leeks, parsnips, kale and sprouting broccoli.
- mulch soft fruits with organic matter
- weed asparagus
- lift mint every 2 years & divide
- hoe weeds regularly before they get too big
- be on constant alert for slugs
The vegetable garden in March is the start of the gardening season!