March in Our Garden

It’s already March and, although it still looks wintry out there, there are more signs that spring is coming. The snow that we had last week has all gone now and my bulbs don’t seem any worse for wear. The buds on the trees and shrubs are still, well, budding. Unless it stays unusually cold, the world will look noticeably different in 3 or 4 weeks’ time.

The Broccoli seeds that I planted in mid-February, started coming up four days later!

Broccoli Seedlings

A couple of days after that, the Basil also started to come up.

Basil

The Broccoli sprouts were in danger of falling over despite my running my fingers over them to strengthen the stalks, so I replanted them into a deeper tub and planted some more seeds. I’m going to plant Broccoli seeds every two weeks so that get to eat Broccoli well into September.

Broccoli replant

The Lavender got a hair cut and I kept some of the cuttings to propagate. This is the first time I’ve done this, so fingers crossed

Bought some Spring Bulbs and will plant them when I’m sure the last of the frost is gone, hopefully around the end of the month

Spring Bulbs

I also put out some fruit for the Robins as food is scarce for them this time of the year.

In the next couple of weeks, I’ll be doing some prepping: – buying fertilizer, a trellis for the clematis and sweet peas, pots for the spring bulbs, some more herbs and vegetable seeds.  Prepare for slugs and snails and sow the rest of the vegetables indoors.

We have potatoes chitting in an egg box in a dark corner. Yes, chitting is a word – doesn’t it sound lovely? Chitting simply means to encourage the seed potatoes to sprout before planting.

 

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