What to plant in March
Ast the weather starts to warm up in March and hopefully less frrosty mornings are appearing in the UK. The list of what seeds to plant in March and what plants to plant in March will be getting longer and longer. The ideal temperatures will be coming for the greenhouse to germinate more seeds. Here we will be explaining what to plant in March UK.
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Allotment and Kitchen Garden Book
Are you starting an allotment or planning on growing your own fruit, vegetables, herbs, and flowers in a kitchen garden? If so we highly recommend the book Allotment Month By Month. This does exactly what it does on the cover to help you with what you should be doing in the allotment and kitchen garden each month. Below you can see the link for Amazon where you can purchase the book directly. This book is extremely popular with all allotment holders as you will read in the reviews:-
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What Vegetables to Plant in March
Here is our article on vegetables to plant in March UK. These obviously all depend on the weather and the temperature. You can always heat your greenhouse up or use heated propagators to speed them up. Don’t forget you can click the title of each item where it will take you to Amazon where you can purchase the seeds and plants.
- Aubergine – If you still have not sown your aubergine seed this is the last month to get them sown.
- Beetroot – Start sowing your beetroot in seed trays ready to plant out in June. Remember to sow them evenly as they will all probably germinate
- Broad beans – Either sow these in the ground or in pots if you have issues with pigeons as they will eat the tops of them.
- Brussel Sprouts – Sow your sprouts this month for crops in November and December. Did you know there are now purple sprouts?
- Carrots – You can sow carrots this month in seed trays or you can wait till its warmer and sow them where they are to grow. This would prevent the carrot fly during transplanting finding them
- Cauliflowers – You can sow these this month in seed trays. Which variety will you try growing
- Celeriac – Sow this in the greenhouse now. It needs to be sown early as it takes a long time to grow.
- Celery – Have you tried growing celery before? Why not give it a try and see how well it grows.
- Chillies – These need a long growing period and the faster you start them off the longer they will have to grow and produce crops.
- Kale – Why not try growing this, it is so easy to grow and you can have some amazing results.
- Lettuce – Lettuce can be sown in regular intervals so that you get a continuous crop all through the year. You don’t want to grow them all at once as when they get too big they can bolt so it’s hard to keep up with eating them.
- Leeks – These need to be sown this month ready for a crop towards the end of the year. Leeks can be quite easy to grow with some great results.
- Parsnips – these are a lot easier to grow than carrots. Sow these directly in the ground as they don’t like to be transplanted.
- Peas – You can start to sow these directly in the ground towards the end of the month.
- Peppers – Like chillies these need a long growing period start them off now for crops all through the summer.
- Potatoes – If you have not started chitting your potatoes this can still be done this month, ready for planting out in April.
- Radish – Start sowing radish this month in the greenhouse. Like lettuce, you can do continuous sowings every few weeks so that you will be picking them on a regular basis.
- Spinach – You can start to sow spinach outside towards the end of the month. Make sure you have improved the soil though before sowing.
- Spring Onion – You can start sowing spring onion outdoors in the garden this month.
- Swiss Chard – have you tried chard before? Why not give it a try and see what results in you can get. You can get multi-coloured stalks which will brighten up the garden.
- Tomatoes – If you have not sown your tomatoes these need to be done this month so you get a great crop in the summer.
- Turnip – IF you like turnip why not try sowing some in your garden this month.
Herbs to plant in March
What Fruit to plant in March
Are you thinking of planting some fruit in March? Here we will be explaining what fruit to plant in March to get crops this year and the following years. What will you be planting?
- Fruit Trees – You can still plant fruit trees this month. Make sure you plant them in a sunny spot with plenty of room to grow.
- Rhubarb – Why not try growing an old fashioned favourite which will produce lots of fruit for your pies and crumbles? Plant couple of Rhubarb crowns this month. However, you cannot pick them for the first year.
- Strawberries – Plant strawberry runners this month for fruit this year. If you plant them in tubs and hanging baskets they will need watering more as they will dry out fast.
What Flowers to plant in March
Are you looking to have beautiful flowers in the garden this year but would not want to spend lots of money buying the plants? Why not go for the cheaper method and grow your own flowers for the allotment and garden. Gardens need flowers to help attract bees and wildlife. Here will what flowers to plant in March.
- Aster – sow these this month in a warm greenhouse or a windowsill for fantastic colour in Summer
- Busy Lizzie – These can be sown this month on a windowsill or in a heated propagator.
- Dahlia – get some amazing blooms in your garden and sow some dahlia seeds
- Geranium – These are really easy to grow from seed. They just need to be somewhere warm to germinate. Then you can take cuttings from the end of the year for more plants.
- Lobelia – Have a fantastic display in your pots and hanging baskets by sowing some lobelia seeds.
- Petunia – As well as lobelia these look beautiful in pots and hanging baskets. So some this month for great displays
- Salvia – These can add colour all summer and autumn. So why not try sowing some this month
- Sweet Peas – These can be sown directly in the ground now for blooms all summer.
We hope you have found this list useful of vegetables, herbs, and flowers to plant in March. What seeds will you be planting this month?
Why not find out what to sow in April UK and order your vegetable and flower seeds now and be prepared for next month. You can find what to sow in all our other months here.