March in the garden is a little more exciting than January in the garden and February in the garden. Spring is that much closer and the days are getting longer. This allows more daylight hours to be preparing your garden and maybe even planting a few seeds.
I’m feeling a tad behind has I’ve been having to travel lately, who am I to complain as my recent trips have been filled with some recipe developing and visiting with friends and family.
Meanwhile I have some catching up to do and need to make sure that my to do list for January and February in the garden are completed. I’m home for the next four weeks so hope to get gobs accomplished.
I have purchased most of my seeds and they are all organic GMO free from a local company, Seattle Seed Company. So excited to use their product in my garden this year.
March in the garden to do list
1. If you haven’t already done it amend your soil and let it sit for 2-3 weeks.
2. Soak your pea seeds overnight and plant in seed starting soil kit and place in warm spot near a window. Then depending on where you live you can plant outdoors during March or April.
3. Start seeds for any cool weather crops that you want too.
4. Prepare your area to plant potatoes in or build yourself a heavy duty potato cage.
5. Plant a few primroses or pansies in some pots by your door just to give yourself some instant garden gratification.
6. Be sure to plan to plant a few different kinds of flowers around and in the garden to encourage bees and deter pests. Marigolds, nasturtiums and cosmos are a few good choices. I like to plant tall sunflowers around the edge of the garden too.
7. Do you have deer to discourage? Besides a tall fence which isn’t always an option, I plan to try the Irish Spring treatment this year, as found on Crubly.com . I can work on cutting my chunks and attaching them to sticks this month. We’ll see how it works.
8. Finish up building any raised beds you might be adding or vegetable cloches you are going to use to extend the growing season in your garden.
9. Perhaps buy a few dozen glass jars and lids to have on hand for preserving your bounty. Looking ahead and preparing for it helps get your gardening juices flowing.
10. Buy yourself a new pair of brightly colored gardening gloves to start the season off right. We all need a little pick me up this time of year.
Ok you have your work cut out for you, forward March:)