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February 28, 2010 / Malcolm Dalebö

March Jobs on the Allotment

Vegetables
Sow under cold frames

Beetroot, broad beans, Brussels sprouts, early carrots, lettuce, radish, spring onions, spinach, turnips, parsnips, early peas and salad leaves.

Sow indoors
Cauliflowers, celery, leeks, onions, summer cabbage and early tomatoes for the greenhouse.

March jobs
  • Plant out autumn sown onions.
  • Last chance to order seed potatoes this month.
  • Hoe frequently for weed control & soil aeration.
  • Clean & weed asparagus bed.
  • Add manure or fertiliser in final soil preparation.
Fruit

  • Finish all pruning & planting.
  • Feed & mulch young trees & cane fruits.
  • Plant strawberry runners.
  • If you have one, use your fleece net for frost protection on early blooms on fruit trees.

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