March Planting: Fruit and vegetables to plant in March
We are finally heading towards spring; temperatures are increasing, and the days are beginning to lengthen. A large selection of seeds can be sown this month some of which can be sown directly into the ground. Read on to find out what to plant in March.
Vegetables to be sown directly in March
Beetroot can be sown directly now as it will germinate in low temperatures. Sow seed in shallow drills and cover with a fine layer of soil or compost.
Sow batches of spring onion seed now about 1/2 cm deep in rows about 15cm apart, don’t sow thickly and you won’t need to thin the onions. They should be ready for harvesting about two months after each sowing.
Vegetables to be sown indoors in March
pots now and placed on a windowsill or in a greenhouse until frost has passed.
Sweet peppers still need warmth. So if you want to plant in March they are best started in pots and kept on a warm windowsill or a heated greenhouse.
Tomatoes can be sown now in Rootrainers and covered with a propagation lid until seedlings begin to appear. They require moist and peat-free multi-purpose compost.
For what to plant next month check out our April Planting
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