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Monthly growing advice

What to sow and plant in March

Below is a guide on what you might be able to sow and plant this month. Growing conditions can vary dramatically across the country, and also even within a locality. If you are new to growing and are unsure about exactly what to do when, try asking other vegetable growers nearby. And be guided by the weather and soil conditions.
Hand harvesting raddish in the container garden
Sow radishes in March, one of the first crops to come up.

Sow outdoors

  • Broad beans
  • Beetroot (early varieties)
  • Early carrots
  • Parsnips
  • Maincrop peas
  • Radish
  • Spinach
  • Spinach beet
  • Turnip

Plant outdoors

  • Asparagus
  • Onion sets
  • Potatoes
  • Shallots
  • Jerusalem artichoke

Sow indoors or green house, in trays and modules

  • Baby beetroot M
  • Brussels sprouts - for early crops
  • Kohlrabi M
  • Early cabbage
  • Summer cabbage
  • Early cauliflower
  • Bulb onions
  • Spring onions
  • Tomatoes - for growing in a cold greenhouse or tunnel
  • Lettuce


M - these plants resent root disturbance and are best raised in module trays only.

For more information on growing each type of vegetable refer to our comprehensive list of Growing Cards.

Return to Your Organic Garden in March.