Jobs to do in March
Sowing and Planting
Broad Beans, Cabbage, Leeks, Sprouts
Chillies and Peppers
Parsnips and carrots
Garlic, Potatoes, Onion sets, shallots
There is still time plant fruit trees and bushes, especially raspberries and other cane fruits.
Winter and Savoy Cabbage
Tom's Topical Tips
I am not a great fan of gardening books in general, Hessayon being a brilliant
exception, very simple to follow and not full of unnecessary information.
However, one book I do have, and which I think most people would love, is "The complete old wives' lore for gardeners" (isbn 0-370-31379-8) by Bridget and Maureen Boland. Sadly I suspect it is out of print, but somewhere second hand copies must be available. It is amusing and a good read even if you are not a gardener. Do try and find a copy, I promise you will not regret it. Tom
Crop of the Month
March is a good month for planting Rhubarb crowns. If you are lucky enough to have the variety Timperley Early planted you should be able to pick the first stems before the end of the month.
For our growing guide click here.