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Gardening in March

written by Samen Maier on 7. March 2018
in Garden year, March

Here we go: In March nature awakes from hibernation. The first beds in the vegetable garden can be worked with. In addition, there are many types of vegetables that one should pre-grow in the greenhouse, cold frame or on the windowsill. Spring announces itself with the first colorful flowers.

Preparing garden beds

The frost-free days can be used to prepare beds for replanting. Loosening the soil, removing weeds and leveling are all jobs that need to be done. Vegetable beds can be worked with as soon as the soil has dried out a little and does not smear anymore.

Planting Salads

Depending on the weather, the pre-grown salad-plants move into the open starting in the middle of March. Take care not to set the young plants too deep, otherwise they will be susceptible to rot fungi and will not develop heads.

Plucking lettuce can also be sown broadly in small beds or raised beds. Simply scatter the seeds on the weed-free soil and then rake them in lightly. The first young leaves are harvested like leaf lettuce. Then the plants should be gradually thinned out to a distance of 25 to 30 centimeters and later used as a picking salad.

Pre-grow flowers and vegetables

Many flower varieties (Cosmea, Golden Poppy, Nasturtium & Co.) can be pre-grown in bowls to bloom vigorously in the garden later.

White cabbage varieties, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower – everything is placed on the windowsill for pre-germination. Tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, watermelon – these southern vegetables/fruits also need a lot of heat, so be sure to pre-grow them now! Also other Mediterranean vegetables like eggplants or zucchini, but also kohlrabi, Asian salads and cauliflower can be pre-grown on the windowsill.

Herbs

Savory, parsley, borage, garden cress, chervil, love stick, oregano, marjoram, thyme, lemon balm

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