March Jobs For The Plot
We hit March with renewed energy, the warmer, lighter days make such a difference to our productivity and enthusiasm for our allotment plot. We love that March still provides us with a good harvest and plenty of anticipation for the season ahead as we start sowing seeds in our polytunnels and cold frames.
Sowing Seeds in March
It is possible to sow some varieties of vegetables outdoors in March, especially if you have already warmed the soil in some beds.
The hardier crops such as leeks, parsnips, spinach and brassicas can usually be sown directly outside.
If you are lucky enough to have room for a polytunnel there is an exciting range of more tender crops that you can begin to sow in preparation for Spring. This can be particularly beneficial to crops from warmer climates as it gives them as long as possible to ripen in our British summertime.
Varieties that can now be sown indoors include peppers, tomatoes, aubergines and chillies.
If you haven't already time is running out to plant garlic so make this a priority if you have not already.
Harvest in March
March still offers plenty of produce, despite being at the tail end of winter careful planning means you should be able to get through the last few months before the rest of the year's harvest become ready.
Swiss chard and Kale are one of my favourites to harvest in March. It's always great the see the first of the 'Spring' varieties crop up, including, Spring Onions, Spring Cauliflower and Spring Cabbage.
Trim and Divide Herbs
Hardier, perennial herbs need a good tidy-up around now, give them a good trim. March is also a good time to divide and propagate herbs such as chives and mint. A good herb planter and a cold frame is an ideal ways to keep a variety of herbs growing well and protected from the weather.
Raking is not a favourite job of mine, but it is an essential part of preparing seedbeds for Spring.
If you have been warming beds now is the time to remove, fleecing, cloches or sheeting and give the area a good rake. Ensure large clumps are broken down until you have a fine loose and crumbly layer of 'fine tilth'. If it has been dry and the soil feels dusty you can water it, if it is too wet it should be left to dry out a little more.
Finish your Winter Pruning
This is the final chance to complete your winter pruning, This includes pruning vines, blackcurrant bushes, and apple and pear trees. Ensure any unripe fruit that has yet to be taken by birds from early Winter is cleared in preparation for Spring.
It is also wise to inspect for a disease whilst you have good visibility.
Blossoming trees such as cherries, apricot and peaches may still need their delicate flowers protecting from frost damage throughout March.
See our polytunnels and cold frames here;
Large Polytunnel 6m x 3m - Pre Order for Early AprilRegular price £229.99 GBPRegular priceUnit price per
3m Replacement Polytunnel Greenhouse Cover - Zip DoorRegular price £59.99 GBPRegular priceUnit price per
4m Replacement Polytunnel Greenhouse Cover - Zip DoorRegular price £69.99 GBPRegular priceUnit price per
Small Cold Frame GreenhouseRegular price £49.99 GBPRegular priceUnit price per
Large Vegetable PlanterRegular price £129.99 GBPRegular priceUnit price per
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had a child on her push bike crash into mine which tore it to pieces. thankfully my motorbike wasnt in it at the time. cover lasted about 3 years i think in all weathers so they are good. would like to see a double type cover which is extra thick to take more punishment but as a product they are pretty good.
I bought the 3 by 2.8 walk-in cage. It was straight forward to put up the instructions were clear, it took a little time and patience to put the netting on. But overall I am very happy with this product. I would recommend this walk-in run.
I actually bought this to house two large raised vegetable beds, I used butterfly netting over it to keep out butterflies and my cat who thinks veg beds are a large litter tray! It looks good, the cat is certainly on the right side of it, the insect barrier?, time will tell! If all else fails I’ll get some chickens! Very nice and sturdy structure.
Arrived quick and was so easy to build. Once build quality was great. Only area that could be improved was ramp which I don't think will last very long
Fast delivery. Sturdy construction.
6m Replacement Polytunnel Greenhouse Cover - Zip Door
Looks good , but I haven’t built it yet as the weather is not good enough yet , i’ll send photos when it’s been erected
Thank you. This was just the cold frame I wanted
Very pleased with bird aviary delivery very quick driver very helpful . I managed to put aviary together on my own 70 years young lady so if i can do it anyone can .
Fits perfect well made
Ordered mine 10 min ago can't wait to get it up and start using was wondering if the door can be reAnneversed x
Hi we haven’t used it yet it’s still in its box too cold yet for spending too much time up there
Covers the hutch and keeps the guinea pigs dry.
Instructions aren’t the best and resorted to YouTube for detail on how to do the door but apart from that everything else is great. Had lots of cable ties unlike others so looks like they’ve listened and put more in.