The Green Gardener
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...
- 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.
- Plant garlic and onion sets.
- Trim back any Ivy or other climbers on walls or fences.
- 4 Chit potatoes.
- Tidy your strawberry plants, removing any dead stems and cover with a cloch.
- Top dress your platers and pots.
- Dig in compost or well rotted manure or garden waste.
- Pre warm your veg plot, covering with cardboard or tarporlin (whatever you have spare in your garden shed).
- 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.
- I also love this time of year for a good clean out of my gardening equiptment, potting sheds and greenhouses.
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