Gardening in 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 you should start with 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 the ground are the jobs that need to be done. Vegetable beds can be cultivated as soon as the soil is slightly dry and no longer smears.

Planting salads

Depending on the weather, the lettuce plants can be moved outdoors from mid-March onwards. Make sure not to set the young plants too deep, otherwise they will be susceptible to 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 gradually thin out to a distance of 25 to 30 centimeters and later be used as a plucking salad.

Start with flowers and vegetables

Many flower varieties (Cosmea, gold poppy, nasturtium & Co.) can be started in bowls to bloom vigorously in the garden later on.

White cabbage varieties, kohlrabi, broccoli, cauliflower – everything is placed on the windowsill for pre-germination.

Tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, watermelons – these southern vegetables/fruits also need a lot of heat, so be sure to plant them now! Other Mediterranean vegetables such as eggplants or zucchini, but also kohlrabi, Asian salads and cauliflower can be started on the windowsill.


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