What to do in the Garden in March
March already! Suddenly I am in a state of panic about all the jobs I need to be doing, feeling like I don't have enough time to get all of my jobs done before the Summer comes! Plus all the exciting things I want to start, building a bench, raised veg patches, design my front boarder, build a birds table, sort the bould patches of my garden.
I have just planted out some garlic in the dark! This is how panicked I am! However; I calm myself down after writing a list of all March's jobs. Panic disappears with every sip of tea I take and realise actually things are not actually that urgent!
I thought I would let you know my list of jobs for March which you too may want to consider...
1 Start a compost heap; it's always a great time of year this to be inspired to create things, with the shine pearing through a little more and the light nights setting in a little sooner.
2 Plant garlic and onion sets
3 Trim back any Ivy or other climbers on walls or fences
4 Chit potatoes
5 Tidy your strawberry plants, removing any dead stems and cover with a cloch
6 Top dress your platers and pots
7 Dig in compost or well rotted manure or garden waste
8 Pre warm your veg plot, covering with cardboard or tarporlin (whatever you have spare in your garden shed)
9 Sow broad beans or broad bean plants...I bought some plants from a small local supplies. Sow other seeds like parsnips and carrots, rocket and spinach.
10 I also love this time of year for a good clean out of my gardening equiptment, potting sheds and greenhouses.