March Garden Jobs for the Vegetable Garden
I am delighted to share my next collaboration with Tanya Anderson of Lovely Greens, writing about timely garden jobs to do in March which includes inspirational garden projects, seeds to sow, crops to harvest, and early spring tasks for the vegetable garden.
March is the month when nature springs in to action in the vegetable garden. As days get longer, wildlife comes out of hibernation, and daffodils take over from snowdrops. This sense of urgency is contagious, and I know, I certainly cannot wait to get out in the garden and crack on with March garden jobs, getting our garden's prepped for the season ahead.
Click the link at the bottom of the page to read a selection of early spring garden tasks that will help you decide what seeds to sow, crops to harvest, and plants to prune and divide.
March Garden Jobs Checklist
Plant early potatoes (called first earlies in Britain)
Seeds to sow in March: tomatoes, leafy herbs, lettuce, early peas, beetroot, celeriac, spinach, green onions, radishes, turnips, broad beans, celery, cabbage, kohlrabi, calabrese, cauliflower, and brussels sprouts
Plant onion & shallot sets
Prune apple trees
Begin weeding as it warms up and they go to seed
Clean pots, containers, trays, and watering cans with soapy water.
Divide summer-blooming perennials
Cover strawberry plants with cloches to warm the soil and encourage an early crop
Install plant supports now so foliage can grow up around them
Read the rest of our extensive March feature on:
All vegetable / allotment photos and Tanya's profile photo © Tanya Anderson
Debi Holland profile photo © Debi Holland