Jobs for March

Reblog of an older post, a timely reminder of those jobs that can be tackled in the kitchen garden or at the allotment this month.

The Garden Smallholder

March is an exciting and busy time for the vegetable gardener. Seed sowing can really begin now but always keep an eye on weather conditions and try to plan ahead, far better to follow the weather than the calendar. Spring is officially here and I’ve been a busy little bee planting onion sets, early potatoes and sowing seed in the greenhouse.

More jobs that can be tackled this month, depending on weather conditions:

  • Sow early peas in guttering, modules or direct if the soil is warm enough
  • Sow chillies and tomatoes, keeping the trays on a warm sunny windowsill indoors
  • Plant early potatoes
  • Sow sweetcorn into individual pots towards the middle of the month, put them in a greenhouse or place on a sunny windowsill and keep the pots warm
  • Sow sweet peas (for their lovely flowers and perfume)
  • Plant raspberry canes
  • Sow brassicas under cover
  • Plant asparagus crowns
  • Sow lettuce and radish in a cold frame…

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