Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Timely Tips March: Eleventh week

  • March is the start of one of the main sowing months. Remember, it is wise to only grow what you need and will eat. Gardens can become a right old chore when they are in full growth and if you do not have the time to tend to them, the whole effort can be a waste of time and a real burden to you in the summer. So choose wisely now as to what you sow.
  • If you have autumn fruiting raspberries, now is the time to prune them. The late raspberry only fruits on the old wood so it is quite easy to prune. Simple cut down to within an inch of the ground and give them a top dressing of compost.
  • If the weather has warm up in your area good idea to get your frist planting of potatoes in. If the tubers have not sprouted, plant them at a depth of six inches, however sprouted potatoes should be placed at least one inch deeper. Allow two feet between the rows and ten inches from tuber to tuber in the row.
  • Of course, if you have a cold frame you could get yourself weeks ahead of everybody by sowing your veg and protecting them from frost and late march winds.

  •   My beds, with the winter floods of winter behind us, now ready for potatoes. I must just wait a few more days for the subsoil to dry up a bit more.

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