What to plant in March

Longer days and shorter nights means March is a great time to get stuck in to planting and sowing seeds for the year ahead.

As the days warm so to does the soil and with that we are able to sow more seeds outside. However, some seeds will still require being sown inside or in a greenhouse. 

  • Sow seed indoors of sweet peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, aubergines, celery, salads and globe artichokes.

Eg: broad beans, carrots, parsnips, beetroot, onions, lettuces, radish, peas, spinach, summer cabbage, salad leaves, leeks, Swiss chard, kohl rabi, turnip and summer cauliflower. Be guided by the weather, and sow only if conditions are suitable.

As the garden is often a neglected place during the winter it is important that during the spring we continue to nurture the garden so it is ready for planting. If this hasn’t been done it is important to clear all weeds from beds and to ensure that they are correctly fertilised. 

There are also problems to keep an eye on, monitor and treat if necessary; 


Thanks to RHS for providing this information.