March - What to sow and plant

The list 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. You need moist (but not waterlogged), warm soil, prepared well. For sowing seeds, it needs to be a fine tilth.

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

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.

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