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WHAT TO DO THIS MONTH

Welcome to your monthly guide to gardening! It's always time to be cutting, planting scraping, digging, feeding, growing, pruning or planning something and this guide aims to help you organise your time to get the best results.

MARCH

If all the sayings are right, I’m confused. March is supposed to come in like a lion and go out like a lamb but it's looking pretty lamb-like to me - maybe it’s going to be backwards! Try not to be tempted into thinking it is spring already, March has the capacity to spoil the best plans, so beware!

 

MARCH CHORES: MAKE AND DUST YOUR BEDS

On allotments you get the old hands doing not much more than preparing beds, messing with compost, maybe sowing tomatoes, having a chat and drinking tea. The truth of the ma

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MARCH CHORES: SOWING

Early in March I am normally to be found putting black plastic on the ground to warm it a little before sowing my brassicas outside later in the month.  I always choo

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MARCH: POTATOES - FIRST EARLIES

 First Early potatoes should traditionally be in the ground by St Patrick's Day   but there again I have other thoughts in mind and will be waiting until later

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MARCH: PEAS AND BEANS

You can get beans and peas in right now but make sure you protect them from hungry mice.   I tried an experiment last year, I left a few pea seeds on the other sid

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MARCH

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