A few days before spring, the flowers begin to brighten up the garden and the trees see their buds appear. March is a pivotal month, between spring and winter. For those who garden, the program is dense: pruning, sowing, planting, division… While taking care of the traditional March showers and the cold which can still do some damage! What to do in the garden in March? Let’s do a check-in.
What to do in a greenhouse in March?
March is THE month for sowing! Outside, the risks of frosts and potential showers in March are prohibitive for certain seedlings but also for certain cuttings and summer bulbs. It is therefore in a greenhouse that we proceed:
- Sow the vegetables. It’s time to sow eggplant, spinach, peppers, leeks, peppers, radishes, tomatoes, etc. in the greenhouse. And if you are in the south of France, cardoons, celery, cucumbers, squash, and melons.
- Sow the flowers. Sow blueberries, gerberas, wallflowers, hibiscus, morning glory, passionflowers, sweet peas, etc. in the greenhouse.
- Planting summer bulbs. Start planting your begonia, canna, and dahlia bulbs in a greenhouse.
- You can cut your anthemis, tuberous begonias, chrysanthemums, and lantanas.
Finally, do not forget, as soon as the weather is mild, to ventilate your greenhouse. Also be sure, rather in the south of France, to remove the winter protection, to carefully monitor the plants that start up again, to whiten the windows of your greenhouse, and to increase the watering.
What to do in March in the vegetable garden?
In March, even if the sun shines during the day, prefer to keep the winter protection of the vegetable garden. As soon as the weather is mild, ventilate the tunnels and frames! The activity, therefore, resumes slowly:
- Enrich the earth. You can add basic fertilizer to the vegetable garden. You can also shred and bury green manures.
- Take care of the potatoes. It’s time to sprout the potatoes!
- Chives, tarragon, mint, or even rhubarb are concerned.
- Sow in the ground. Carrots, chervil, spinach, beans, parsnips, parsley, peas, leeks, etc.
- Plant in the ground. Asparagus, head cabbage, chives, shallots, onions, rhubarb, potatoes, etc.