What to plant in March
Hey guys, we thought it may be helpful to give you a little run-down of what you could be planting in your food gardens round about now, so make a cup of tea and grab a rusk and let us transport you from the computer screen to your garden…
OK so, prep your soil, clear away the mulch a little, add a little fine compost if you need to, make some space – give your seeds or seedlings the best chance of success.
Beetroot, broccoli and beans can all be planted now as can carrots, cauli’s and cabbage – in fact all the brassica’s are fine to plant now (including Brussel sprouts). Leeks and onions (all varieties) are good and it may be just a tad early but we’re giving peas a go too.
It’s a touch late for potatoes but if it takes your fancy then give it a go as March is really the last month to do so. Of course, then all the standard year-round staples can go in – lettuce, spinach, celery and radish are all fine.
Peas and beans can be sown directly into the patch. With all the others, we find it best to plant seedlings which have been grown in a propagator from seed – hardening off for a week or so before planting out.
As far as companioning goes, we have had good success inter-planting our brassicas with leeks and onions, our carrots with peas and our beetroot with beans.
Happy planting and let us know how you get on!
The OG team