Starting Your Garden Season

Starting Your Garden Season

Plan for Planting in March!

As soon as the first signs of spring appear, one can't help but start daydreaming about gardening! Once the sun starts to get warm enough that you can enjoy standing out on your balcony or garden, you can start thinking about planting your garden!

Veggies You Can Plant Outdoors in March

  • Parsley
  • Chives
  • Dill
  • Spinach
  • Onions
  • Radishes
  • Rocket
  • Lettuce
  • Root veggies
  • Peas

Some veggies don't mind cooler soil temperatures in March and can already be planted outdoors.

Parsley, chives, dill and spinach are among the first plants that can be sown outdoors. You can also spring onions in March without hesitation. Whether you plant chives, shallots or yellow onions, all of these plants tolerate cold soil temperatures well.

Radishes can also be sown in March. Rocket tolerates cool soil well, as do many other types of lettuce. When you mix all of these veggies together, you'll have just the ingredients for a nice spring salad!

Root vegetables that are planted in March grow well until autumn or winter. Turnips, salsify, carrots and peas can also be planted in your garden.

Vegetables to Get Started in March

  • Tomatoes
  • Peppers
  • Hot peppers/chillis
  • Aubergines
  • Cauliflower
  • Broccoli
  • Kohlrabi
  • Early head lettuces
  • Early potatoes

You can also get seeds started on the windowsill, in greenhouses and in cold frames.

Most importantly, start growing tomatoes in March so that you can plant them outdoors in mid-May. Since peppers, aubergines, and chillies grow rather slowly, you should also start these seeds in March.

Carrots, broccoli and kohlrabi are perfect for sowing in cold frames, while early lettuce varieties can be grown on window sills (a slightly colder option) as long as the temperature is at least 15 degrees. You can also start growing potatoes in the cellar.

As you can see, there are lots of options for gardening in March! Good luck, and happy gardening!