TO DO IN MARCH
THINGS YOU MAY LIKE TO BE DOING IN MARCH
March is possibly considered the beginning of the gardening year
Many of you may have already started planting under glass
Ground preparation is now critical, make sure everything is prepared for a busy growing season ahead
Those of you with fruit trees should be doing any grafting you want to achieve (see separate section on the menu)
Calabrese for the winter should be sown now to give good start over the good months ready for Harvesting Nov-March next year
If your considering creating an Asparagus bed-bear in mind it may be there for 10-20 years. So think about where it’s going?
Dig a Trench the full width of the plot and fill- in fact overfill it with well rotted weed free compost (Asparagus hates any competition) - so that it stands proud of the surface. Purchase your chosen variety of Asparagus Crowns, there are MANY varieties I suggest you start with 4 equally spaced in your prepared bed with a view to interspersing with other varieties next season.
Shallots are best sown now, Top dress onions with chicken pellets.
Early potatoes should be chitting by now. Prepare the ground with lots of compost or farmyard manure if you can get it, get it well dug in now.
If you’re inclined to graft fruit trees now is the time to be getting into it.
Remove any problem weeds, particularly perennial weeds like bindweed, thistle, dock etc. Gently pull up any Gounndsell that’s overwintered. Those seed heads spread