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March Gardening Tasks

I’m going to make this a seperate web page linked on the top bars so this will probably not be the latest version by the time I’m finished. I’m still collating the many books I have.

Here is March’s tasks for Gardeners.

There are no absolutes here so do not follow these instructions literally when the weather clearly is not right for the situation. Usually it the cold that gets our crops because of timing. Beware of that.

General Garden Work

  • Weed
  • Harvest all remaining;
    • Leeks
    • Parsnips
  • Complete any outstanding constructions jobs for garden such as frames, greenhouse, trellises
  • Put out horticultural fleece a week before planting
  • Plant;
    • Jerusalem Artichoke Tubers
    • Onions
    • Potatoes (Early) in mid month
    • Shallots
  • Establish an Asparagus bed from crowns
  • Sow
    • Beans (Broad)
    • Beetroot
    • Brussel Sprouts
    • Kohlrabi
    • Leeks
    • Lettuce
    • Parsnips
    • Radish
    • Spinach Beef
    • Turnips
  • Plant out trees, bushes and canes
  • Prune;
    • Apples
    • Currants
    • Gooseberries
    • Pears
  • Spread compost around roots of plants
  • Remove dead and frost damaged wood
  • Lighly cut grass. High setting on mower

Greenhouse

  • Wash and clean greenhouse
  • Sow
    • Peas (Early)
    • Herbs
  • Propagate
    • Aubergines
    • Cucumbers
    • Peppers
    • Tomatoes

Under Cloche

  • Plant
    • Cabbages (Summer)
    • Cauliflower (Early)
    • Carrots (Early)

Pond

  • Drain and replace 75% of the water. Flush water onto garden to utilise nutrients

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