March is just around the corner so gardeners the length and breadth of the country are, no doubt, looking forward to feeling the fresh spring air on their faces and properly getting out and about in the garden, bringing it back to life after the winter months.
This time of year is a wonderful one for gardening and there’s a lot that needs to be done, so make sure you compile a checklist of tasks to help you keep on track.
Use this time to prepare your vegetable garden, washing all your seed pots and trays to help prevent the spread of disease and ensure sowing success, as well as making sure that you have everything you need readily available, everything from cane and strings to pens and labels.
Keep an eye on the weather as the arrival of spring can vary depending on where you live. Mid-March is generally when it begins, but it could be later and you don’t want all your hard work to come to nothing. If the weather is right, you can start sowing carrots, parsnips and beetroot in March.
As for flowers, you’ll see your garden start to come to life this month, with crocus, daffodils, narcissus and so on all now in flower. Make sure you keep a good eye out for slugs, as the soil warms up, as they can cause real havoc, making holes in leaves, buds, stems and roots, affecting both your flowers and your veggies.
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