What I’m Sowing in March
For an overview of everything that I’m sowing for the whole year, please take a look at my month-by-month sowing guide.
March is the most important sowing month of the year for me, well at least until August when we so most of the winter crops. Unlike August though there’s still a high risk of frost and light levels are lower, so it presents it’s challenges. My preference is to sow hardy crops early (hence lots of sowing in February) and tender crops late (hence late March for tomatoes), this means I have bountiful harvests in the hungry gap, but minimise my workload in spring.
The January and February seedlings we did sow though are mainly doing well. We are harvesting radish, planting out new lettuces in the polytunnel, planting peas in the cold-frames and potting on every week. Harvests are doing nicely too, about £100 of veg every week since early January.
All of the trees and bushes are now pruned and the paths mulched. We still have to mulch the brassica and squash beds, but we can’t do that until we finish harvesting in April. I’m particularly pleased with the over-wintered alliums this year, all of the garlic is up and the recently planted green garlic too. The autumn planted shallots and onions are looking very nice (I particularly love the shallots).
Before we get to the “sowing in March” video though you might like to check out my latest tour, which shows everything that’s growing on my plot. I will update this post with a full tour in a few days.
This year I’ve split my usual video into two parts: the first part shows the progress on our January/February seedlings, the second part show’s what we are sowing in March, where we will be planting and why we are sowing now.
So finally we get to March’s growing video:
and March’s sowing video:
If you are interested in the databases that I used to manage the allotments I also have a video and associated blog post about them. The blog post has all of the details on how to get your own copy of the database (with or without my data) to customise as you wish.
I also have a fancy new database for tracking all of my seed packets.
Here’s a complete read-only view of the varieties database with all of my data.
Here’s what I’m planning to sow in March:
Here’s what I sowed in February.
For completeness here’s a view of my sowing database for last year with all the details!
Here’s a complete list of the varieties that I’m planning to sow in 2020
Watch out for the next video showing what I’m sowing in March, here’s a hint, A LOT!