In The Vegetable Garden This March

Dig in green manures grown over the winter. Do this while stems are still soft.

Clear your vegetable beds of weeds this month to prepare for planting.

Dig compost, well-rotted manure or green waste into your vegetable beds to prepare for the growing season ahead. Dig in a 5cm (or more) layer when the soil becomes workable. Weed vegeable seed beds before adding the layer.

Weed and mulch asparagus beds. Asparagus has shallow roots so weed by hand to prevent damage.

Plant shallots, onion set and early potatoes. Onions are such a versatile vegetable – they feature in so many recipes, and growing your own means you’ll always have them to hand.

Top Tips:

Cover prepared soil with sheets of black plastic to keep it drier and warmer in preparation for planting.

This Month's Key Tips
  • Start to feed pond fish.
  • Protect new shoots from slug damage.
  • Refresh the surface soil in plants pots.
  • Plant out summer flowering bulbs.
  • Clean up paths, patios and decking.