What's In Season
|Cabbage (January King)||Leeks||Parsnips||Turnips|
|Carrots||Lettuce||Potatoes (main crop)||Watercress|
Jobs to do in March...
Once spring arrives, it is time to get to work. Careful forehought now will save time and effort later- and give way to a successful year.
Spread manure around the base of fruit bushes and mulch the base of trees.
Treat fruit trees before they blossom with a biological pesticide such as Bordeaux mixture.
Prune blackcurrent and gooseberry bushes hard.
Prepare vegetable beds for sowing and planting.
Sow hardy vegetables and herbs in early beds. Chit (sprout) seed potatoes indoors.
Check your garden shed carefully (you may find wildlife such as bats or dormice still in hibernation) they should be left undisturbed.
Check pots, paths and paved areas for frost damage and repair where necessary.
If you have not already done so clean and service all garden equipment.
Check your irrigation system if you have one.