March in the garden - Gardener's Calendar
If we have not stocked up on seeds earlier, we should do it now. Only the quantities necessary for sowing should be purchased. When buying seeds you need to check, whether the bag has a current indication of germination capacity. After sowing the seeds, the bag should not be destroyed, because it can be used for a possible complaint.
In the first days of this month, they are sown to obtain their own seedlings: strawberries, early varieties of butter lettuce, Kalarepy, crispy lettuce, root and leaf celery, eggplant, broccoli, a leprosy. We sow in mid-March: tall tomato varieties, mid-early varieties of butter lettuce and kohlrabi, crispy lettuce, paprika.
In favorable weather, at the end of the month, it will be possible to start cultivating the land and the first earliest sowing and planting.
After the beds are prepared and the soil has decayed, you can sow seeds of non-sensitive vegetables after emerging in the cold, like for example. spinach, parsley, radish, dill, carrot, pea, lettuce.
Some ornamental plants can also be sown, e.g.. lard, maki, sweet peas.
Garlic and spring onions are blown to the ground.
If we are sown in the fall: spinach, lettuce and perennial vegetables – these plants, as soon as the earth is dry, we feed them with nitrogen fertilizers and we loosen the soil around them with norkros, which will significantly speed up the harvest.
In the orchard part, we finish cutting fruit trees and shrubs and forming crowns. We perform these activities according to the guidelines contained in the previous chapters.
Ornamental plants hibernating in the ground wake up from winter dormancy in March. It's too early to discover roses, but herbs, especially winter hardy species, they should already have the conditions for the beginning of vegetation and imminent flowering. Winter covering of coniferous branches and leaves is removed. If we covered them with peat or bark, we can part these materials and leave them on the beds as bedding.
Early spring is a good breeding date by dividing some perennials, how: blows, shared, hearts, violets, daylilies, gilding (we divide them easily by hand after digging and shaking off the ground), the guinea pigs, geese and other creeping perennials (we cut, like turf, using a spade), delphiniums, cheap, funkie, rudbekie, the flame of the panicle, goldenrod (we have to cut with a knife, and older copies – Axe).
We cut and X-ray decorative shrubs, except those blooming in early spring. We also cut hedges, remembering, that they are slightly wider at the bottom than at the top, which prevents ineffective emptying.
Tulips and other bulbs that begin their vegetation should be supplemented with nitrogen fertilizers as top dressing. Usually using ammonium nitrate (1 dag / m²), it is scattered around the plants, taking care not to put any fertilizer on the leaves. After spreading the fertilizer, the soil surface should be shallowly shaken to mix the fertilizer with the soil.
In the second half of March, weather permitting, it will be possible to start preparing seedlings of ornamental plants in cold frames or in foil tents. There, dimorphosis and dry scotch are sown there, you can also quilt more resistant species sown at home, e.g.. lion's mouth.
Sow the slower growing and later flowering plants in the seedbed.
If we did not carry out winter spraying of our fruit trees for a year or two, it is advisable to do this treatment now – Carboline DNK (3%). Cover the area of the garden planted with flowers or other plants while spraying, preferably with foil.
Cherries are sprinkled with Miedziana 50, protecting against bacterial cancer. The first treatment is performed when the leaf buds are cracking.